The organizers and schedulers of Big Ten media days have a wonderful sense of humor. Let the media assemble Monday, let them go out for some social activities late into the Chicago night, let them rub their eyes early Tuesday morning and wake up ... to the sound and fury that is P.J. Fleck.
Safe to say all reporters in attendance are awake now.
Fleck did his thing early Tuesday, kicking off Day 2 with a barrage of words, energy, slogans, sayings, style, straight-talk and even a mention of the Kardashians. Heads are still spinning, we hear.
Our guy Chip Scoggins is there, covering both days (@ChipScoggins on Twitter) and he’ll be filing reports all day from downtown Chicago (get the latest here). We can assume Chip is used to Fleck’s motor by now. The other guys and gals in attendance, you’ll get a kick of their reactions ...
P.J. Fleck giving Jimbo Fisher a run for hardest coach to transcribe.— Bill Bender (@BillBender92) July 25, 2017
P.J. Fleck. That felt like a marathon and a sprint.— Bill Bender (@BillBender92) July 25, 2017
Oh my. Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck is a morning person. I don’t think he took a single breathe during entire opening statement. #B1GMediaDays— Terrin Waack (@terrinvictoria) July 25, 2017
Fleck: I don't know if this was by design, make me go first to wake everybody up.— chipscoggins (@chipscoggins) July 25, 2017
P.J. Fleck answered a question about going into coaching and mentions ancient Rome and his 3d-grade teacher.— Shannon Ryan (@sryantribune) July 25, 2017
P.J. Fleck sounds like an auctioneer.— John Bohnenkamp (@johnbohnenkamp) July 25, 2017
New Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck has just set the land speed record for words coming out of a human being's mouth. #B1G— Todd Jones (@Todd_Jones) July 25, 2017
P.J. Fleck hits the podium with no lack of caffeine. This dude is always in overdrive.— Mark Tupper (@MarkTupper) July 25, 2017
P.J. Fleck is the wakeup call needed this morning. He steps to the mic and brings it with volume and tempo.— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) July 25, 2017
… And more tweets on and from the Gophers’ head coach:
An underrated aspect of P.J. Fleck this morning: His very on-brand suit. It's burgundy and gold.— Erin Sorensen (@erinsorensen) July 25, 2017
Fleck: It's an honor to have a reality show. I don't know if it's going to be like the Kardashians.— chipscoggins (@chipscoggins) July 25, 2017
P.J. Fleck seems excited (though that's not unusual) to have Ed Warinner on his staff.— Andrew Lind (@AndrewMLind) July 25, 2017
P.J. Fleck is a refreshing breath of fresh air at Big Ten media day after yesterday’s lineup of coaches.— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) July 25, 2017
P.J. Fleck said he wore this jacket in honor of Sid. Called it his "Sid Hartman jacket." pic.twitter.com/2ESTrXBiXA— chipscoggins (@chipscoggins) July 25, 2017