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A Compendium of P.J. Fleck’s Assistant Coaching Hires

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Ever so often, I feel it is important to make sure that our commentariat has a shared set of facts about the various programs they support. Here is the list of every single coach that has ever filled a coach role under P.J. Fleck, along with what position they accepted after leaving the coaching staff. I deliberately did not include analysts and recruiting coordinators. Since this is a blog, I also offered my purely subjective opinion on whether the result of the coach leaving was a loss for the program at the time.

Every Single Coach that P.J. Fleck has hired at Minnesota

Coach Years on Staff Reason for Leaving Did Coach Leave for Better Job? UStreet’s subjective take on whether it was a loss
Coach Years on Staff Reason for Leaving Did Coach Leave for Better Job? UStreet’s subjective take on whether it was a loss
Brian Callahan 7 Current Staff NA NA
Matt Simon 7 Current Staff NA NA
Rob Wenger 7 Current Staff NA A large portion of the fanbase wishes I could have an opinion here.
Kenni Burns 6 HC opportunity with Kent State Yes Yes, but RB coaches are sort of fungible.
Kirk Ciarrocca 5 OC with Penn State (2019), OC with Rutgers (2023) No Yes the first time. Not really the second time.
Joe Rossi 5 DC Michigan State (2024) No Yes. This one is a stinger.
Joe Harasymiak 3 DC Rutgers (2023) Yes Yes, given the fact that he’s currently a plausible DC candidate.
Clay Patterson 3 Colorado TE Coach No Not as a coach.
Paul Haynes 3 CB Coach Wisconsin No Meh. Depends on how much you like Nick Monroe
Danny Collins 3 Current Staff NA NA
Greg Harbaugh Jr. 3 Current Staff NA NA
Robb Smith 2 Analyst Texas A&M No hahahahahahah. No.
Rod Chance 2 CB Coach Oregon Yes No. Harasymiak filled in fine.
Jim Panagos 2 DL Rutgers No No
Maurice Linguist 1 CB Coach Texas A&M Yes Yes, but it was real early
Bryce Paup 1 DL Northern Iowa No No
Ed Warinner 1 DL Michigan Yes Meh
Mike Sanford Jr. 1 OC Colorado No Lol. No and definitely not at the time.
Chad Wilt 1 DC/DL Indiana Yes Yes
Brick Haley 1 DL Purdue No No
Winston DeLattiboudere III 1 Current Staff NA NA
Nick Monroe 1 Current Staff NA NA
Nic McKissic-Luke 1 Current Staff NA NA

Carry on.