The Minnesota football team took a day off from practice Thursday, as coach P.J. Fleck had his team swinging a bat instead of “Rowing the Boat.”
Instead of practice, Fleck had his team play a few games of surprise Wiffle ball in the morning. Gerrit Chernoff, Minnesota football’s general manager, tweeted photos of the team playing Thursday morning, while calling the morning exercise “elite.”
— Gerrit Chernoff (@GCRecruit) February 14, 2017
It’s been about a month since Fleck took over the Minnesota football program, and he’s already doing things his way.
On Wednesday, Fleck legally obtained the rights to use his catchphrase, “Row the Boat,” at Minnesota, which he trademarked in 2015. The new Gophers coach also brought the Wiffle ball idea over from Kalamazoo, as he also held Wiffle ball tournaments while coaching the Broncos.
— P.J. Fleck (@Coach_Fleck) March 6, 2015
In any case, it’s good to see Fleck having some fun with his new team, as the Gophers will soon start preparing for some “elite” spring practices by Fleck’s standard.