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P.J. Fleck will finish out NFL season with Buccaneers

After coming to Tampa Bay with Greg Schiano, P.J. Fleck will finish out the season as wide receivers coach for the Bucs before taking over at Western Michigan.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receivers coach P.J. Fleck will remain with the team until the end of the season despite being introduced as the new head coach of the Western Michigan Broncos on Tuesday.

According to a report from the Tampa Bay Times, Fleck made it clear that he would honor his commitment to the Buccaneers before heading off to assume the full responsibility of the head coaching gig at Western Michigan. The Buccaneers have two games remaining, and are all but eliminated from playoff contention for this season.

The 32-year-old Fleck was previously the wide receivers coach with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights before coming to Tampa Bay with former Rutgers head coach and current Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano. Fleck also coached wide receivers with the Northern Illinois Huskies from 2007 to 2009.

Western Michigan finished the 2012 season 4-8 and fired head coach Bill Cubit after the end of the season. Fleck becomes the youngest current head coach in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

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