DeKALB, Ill. - P.J. Fleck, introduced Thursday as Northern Illinois' new offensive coordinator, has resigned, NIU head coach Dave Doeren announced Friday.
"P.J. called today and said he does not feel he's ready to be an offensive coordinator," Doeren said. "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."
Fleck, a Kaneland High School product who played for the Huskies from 1999-2003 and coached at the school from 2007-09, spent the past two seasons at Rutgers as an assistant coach. Doeren had hired him to be NIU's offensive coordinator after Matt Canada left to take the same position at Wisconsin.
Doeren said he has already spoken to several candidates and is confident he will have a replacement in place soon.
"Everything happens for a reason and the result of this will make NIU Football even better," Doeren said.