Western Michigan working toward contract extension for P.J. Fleck

Posted at 4:40 PM, Dec 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 16:40:01-05

(WXYZ) -- Western Michigan's athletic director announced Thursday the school is working toward a contract extension for head football coach P.J. Fleck.

Kathy Beauregard described contract negotiations with Fleck as "excellent" in a statement Thursday afternoon:



Fleck, in his fourth season at WMU, has led the Broncos to a 13-0 record, a MAC Championship, and a Cotton Bowl matchup with Wisconsin on January 2.

Fleck is currently the highest-paid coach in the Mid-American Conference, with a 2016 salary of $816,360 plus incentives, according to the USA Today coaching salary database. Toledo's Jason Candle has the next-highest MAC salary at $675,000.

Fleck's name came up as a possible candidate for several power five conference openings this season, including Oregon and Purdue. However, those schools have since filled their coaching vacancies with other candidates.