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P.J. Fleck follows Schiano to Tampa Bay

P.J. Fleck

P.J. Fleck

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Updated: March 9, 2012 8:18AM

P.J. Fleck will be joining Greg Schiano’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff as wide receivers coach, The Beacon-News has learned from a source close to the situation.

But Schiano, the former Rutgers head coach, is having trouble completing his staff.

Schiano is reportedly considering Ron Turner and Bill Lazor for his offensive coordinator after being denied the chance to interview assistant coaches from both the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts, according to multiple reports.

Turner, the former Illinois head coach, was the Bears offensive coordinator from 2005-09 and spent the past two seasons as an assistant with Indianapolis (TE in 2010, QB in 2011). Lazor is the offensive coordinator at Virginia but also has NFL experience.

Schiano hoped to interview Green Bay tight ends coach Ben McAdoo and Arizona wide receivers coach John McNulty. McAdoo is in line to move up at Green Bay, which lost offensive coordinator Joe Philbin to Miami and replaced him with QB coach Tom Clements.

McAdoo has moved up to QB coach at Arizona.

Three other former Rutgers assistants — Bob Fraser (LB), Brian Angelichio (TE) and Jeff Haley (DB) — are expected to join Fleck on Schiano’s staff.

Fleck, a former Kaneland and Northern Illinois receiver, accepted the position of offensive coordinator at NIU last Thursday but resigned the next day, telling coach Dave Doeren he didn’t believe he was ready to be an offensive coordinator.

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