KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) - New Western Michigan University Head Football Coach P.J. Fleck says he's the "happiest 0-4 coach in America."
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Fleck certainly isn't happy about the record itself, despite his satisfaction with the general direction of the program.
"I love where we're at, and I know that doesn't make a lot of sense. I don't like being 0-4," he said.
He and his staff are ready to put some wins on the board and are putting their noses to the grindstone to make that happen.
They're hoping they can start this Saturday in the team's MAC opener against Kent State.
==Watch: 24 Hour News 8 Sports Director Jack Doles spent Tuesday with Fleck, following every step of a hectic but typical day for the youngest head coach Division I coach in history.==
In a single day, Fleck met with coaches as early as 7 a.m., addressed with program boosters and the media, taped a TV show, discussed building renovations with his director of football operations, pumped up his players, led a spirited practice and then dived into recruiting calls. He shut the lights off in his office at 12:30 a.m.
But the hard work appears to be paying off. The program may have the best recruiting class in school history and has 26 commitments for 2014.
"The minute doubt creeps in my mind, I know the vision of the program. I know where it's going. I look at our recruiting class. I look at how hard these kids play. I look at how much they're growing, how much they're growing as men, the tough nonconference schedule we had, I look at all of those things, and I sit there and truly say, we're in a wonderful place," he said.
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