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Another college coach has shockingly been fired following bowl season Steven Branscombe/Getty Images
LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 12: Head coach Tracy Claeys of the Minnesota Golden Gophers and head coach Mike Riley of the Nebraska Cornhuskers meet before the contest at Memorial Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

You don’t usually see too many college coaches fired in January, yet here we are.

According to multiple reports, Minnesota has fired head coach Tracy Claeys after a 9-4 season this year and win in the Holiday Bowl.

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The Claeys firing comes after some controversy; multiple Minnesota players were suspended ahead of the Holiday Bowl, and the players threatened to boycott if those players weren’t re-instated. Claeys publicly supported that boycott, which many believed put his job in danger.

With Claeys out, the popular rumor is that Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck could be on his way to Minneapolis. After a 13-0 regular season, Fleck managed to stay put in Kalamazoo despite a rapid coaching carousel. If Fleck is looking to move on after a loss in the Cotton Bowl, Minnesota could be a potential destination.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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