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Saturday, February 4, 2012
Source: P.J. Fleck to coach in Tampa

By Scott Powers
ESPNChicago.com

A day after resigning as Northern Illinois' offensive coordinator, P.J. Fleck has agreed to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the team's wide receivers coach, a source close to the situation said Saturday.

Northern Illinois announced Fleck's hiring as its offensive coordinator on Thursday, but he resigned from the position a day later.

Northern Illinois coach Dave Doeren said Friday in a statement that Fleck told Doeren he did "not feel he's ready to be an offensive coordinator." Northern Illinois was aware Fleck was resigning because of the Buccaneers' opportunity, according to the source.

The move to Tampa Bay will reunite Fleck with Greg Schiano, the former Rutgers coach who was hired a month ago as the Buccaneers' head coach. Fleck spent the past two seasons at Rutgers as Schiano's wide receivers coach.

Fleck is a former Northern Illinois player and coach. He was a wide receiver for the Huskies from 1999 to 2003 and later became the team's wide receivers coach from 2007 to 2009.

Scott Powers covers high school and college sports for ESPNChicago.com and can be reached at spowers@espnchicago.com.