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One-and-done: New NIU OC resigns after just one day

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Well, that didn’t take long, did it?

One day after it was announced that he would be leaving Rutgers as the wide receivers coach to take over as offensive coordinator for Northern Illinois, P.J. Fleck has resigned from duties, coach David Doeren confirmed in a statement Friday.

Fleck would have taken over forĀ Matt Canada, who moved on in the same capacity to Wisconsin.

“P.J. called today and said he does not feel he’s ready to be an offensive coordinator,” Doeren’s statement read. “It’s unfortunate, but what’s best for our program is to move in a different direction and that’s what I’m going to do.

“Everything happens for a reason and the result of this will make NIU football even better.”

There was no other reason given as to why Fleck decided to resign, nor has it been announced if he will regain his old job with Rutgers, where he had spent two seasons.

This is indeed a surprising move.

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5 Responses to “One-and-done: New NIU OC resigns after just one day”
  1. buckeye1nation says: Feb 4, 2012 11:10 AM

    Bret Bielema thinks that illegal..

  2. bangitfootball says: Feb 4, 2012 11:19 AM

    Man ,give it a while coach. One day? What would you have said to one of your freshman recievers who wanted to quit after one day at camp? Jeeeez.

  3. Ben Kercheval says: Feb 4, 2012 11:56 AM

    “Bret Bielema thinks that illegal.”


  4. normtide says: Feb 4, 2012 12:33 PM

    Lol, Bret does not have the drive to compete all year. But, he will put up 70 on Northern Iowa. Maybe he has a bully mentality, pick on the weak, whine about the strong.

  5. niubears says: Feb 4, 2012 4:49 PM

    Schiano hired him to be the Bucs WR coach.

    His dream of ever becoming NIU’s head coach just died. The fans, players and staff were ecstatic to have PJ back at NIU, especially the players. Never seen a group more excited over a coordinator in my life.It’s a shame. You would have thought him and Schiano would have already had a conversation about coaching the Bucs WRs before he signed with NIU.

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