The headline jobs have been filled. The drama that surrounded the search for a head coach at LSU and Texas have made it easy to forget that Purdue is also already searching for someone to wear the headset next season.
Likely candidates include Les Miles, former coach of the LSU Tigers, and P.J. Fleck, current coach of the Western Michigan Broncos.
Fleck, however, still has a job to do at Western Michigan, and isn’t interested in talking or thinking about anything else until its done. The Broncos still have to play the Ohio Bobcats in the MAC championship next Friday.
Earlier this season, Fleck coached Western Michigan into the AP top 25, the first time in the football programs history they were ranked. The team finished the regular season with an unbeaten record.
Allegedly, though, Fleck has already agreed to coach the Boilermakers next season:
"Coach, we have Purdue on the phone" https://t.co/hhMWF0BNJa
— Ian Kenyon (@IanKenyonNFL) November 26, 2016
Fleck’s success at Western Michigan has been impressive, but coaching at Purdue would give him an opportunity to play on a bigger stage.