Schiano brings his Rutgers receivers coach to Tampa

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.