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Schiano brings his Rutgers receivers coach to Tampa

Greg Schiano, Paul Rhoads AP

Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano is bringing one of his Rutgers assistants with him to Tampa Bay.

P.J. Fleck, who had worked for Schiano as the receivers coach at Rutgers the last two seasons, will now reportedly take over the receivers coach position for the Buccaneers as well.

Our friends at College Football Talk note that Fleck’s hiring came after a strange situation at Northern Illinois University, where for one day Fleck had agreed to be the school’s new offensive coordinator. The school said Fleck walked away after one day on the job because he decided he wasn’t ready to be an offensive coordinator, but apparently he actually walked away after one day on the job because Schiano called and offered him a better job.

Fleck played wide receiver at Northern Illinois and had an NFL playing career that consisted of one game for the 49ers in 2004.

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6 Responses to “Schiano brings his Rutgers receivers coach to Tampa”
  1. trbowman says: Feb 5, 2012 12:16 PM

    Tiquan Underwood’s next team.

  2. tfbuckfutter says: Feb 5, 2012 12:32 PM

    One positive thing I can say about bringing in this Rutger’s coaching staff…..

    I am reasonably sure last years Rutgers team could have beaten last years Bucs team.

  3. pacificnw7722 says: Feb 5, 2012 12:32 PM

    P.J. Fleck??

    “NFL playing career that consisted of one game for the 49ers in 2004.”

    Who’s next Barnum or….Bailey?

  4. ironworker329 says: Feb 5, 2012 1:19 PM

    If you look at the players Rutgers has recruited this season you will find that every really good football player in the country believed that Shiano could make them a better player. He took a sorry excuse for a program and made it very competitive and successful. Tampa could and has been much worse off than they are now.

  5. glazerh8er says: Feb 5, 2012 2:14 PM

    I’m sorry, as a Bucs fan, I like Schiano long term compared to Raheem (who would be seen partying with players after games, and used words like vibin’ and entertaining to describe the coaching atmosphere in the receiver’s room), but this is turning into a comedy of errors. Part of the problem is our young GM who manages the team about as well as Raheem coaches. We still have about 10 positions to fill before the draft…….

  6. bucforever says: Feb 6, 2012 3:59 PM

    Well the other 10 positions may come from Rutgers too. The Bucs will be known as Rutger’s South, Not the right direction for this team at all. Another failed Glazer
    experiment in the making.

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