The programs P.J. Fleck wants to overtake in the Big Ten West haven’t had much coaching change over a decade-plus. That’s what Fleck wants at Minnesota.
Iowa and Wisconsin have put together decades of sustained success over decades. Northwestern has become consistent in 11 years under Pat Fitzgerald. The Gophers found some consistency under Glen Mason and Jerry Kill, but the past three years have seen a lot of changes, with Kill’s retirement and Tracy Claeys’ dismissal.