North Carolina State Football: Wolf Pack Hire Dave Doeren

NIU Coach Dave Doeren Hired By N.C. State

12/3/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Northern Illinois head coach Dave Doeren has been hired at North Carolina State to the same position, reports ESPN.Blog Photo - North Carolina State Football: Wolf Pack Hire Dave Doeren

The school held a press conference on Sunday to introduce Doeren into the program.

"It seemed like a place that was very close to getting to the next step," Doeren said. "I feel like I can make a difference here. That was the one thing I wanted to be able to do."

Doeren decided to leave Northern Illinois just one day after the Huskies beat Kent State in double-overtime for their second straight Mid-American Conference Championship.

In just two seasons, he compiled a 23-4 record (17-1 MAC) and leaves NIU with a No. 16 ranking in the latest AP Poll, despite the chance to play in a BCS bowl.

N.C. State fired former coach Tom O’Brien last week after six seasons on the job, who went 40-25 in his tenure. The Wolf Pack finished with a disappointing 7-5 (4-4 ACC) record in a year that held a lot of preseason hype.

Doeren might be the guy to finally get them over the hump.

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