The contract is 65 percent guaranteed, will start at $4.6 million, and will include a $10 million buyout if he leaves after this season. That number drops to $4.5 million next season, and then to $3 million after 2021. He originally signed with Minnesota in January of 2017 on a five-year, $18 million deal from Western Michigan. He was previously signed through the 2023 season, so this is officially a three-year extension.
In just over three seasons with Minnesota, Fleck has gone 20-13 as their head man, including their first 8-0 start this season since 1941, and their first 5-0 start in the Big Ten since 1961. The 38-year-old was quickly thrown in the conversation after Willie Taggart was fired by the Seminoles, while also getting his name thrown in the hat for the USC Trojans. He has continuously made history at this level, including becoming the second-youngest coach to reach 50 career wins on October 26th. And not that he ever wasn't, but he can now remain focused on making more history, including a potentially crucial win over the Nittany Lions on Saturday.