This time last year Dave Doeren was an unknown head coach of a Northern Illinois Huskies program that had not made waves in decades. However, after a miracle season and an Orange Bowl appearance with the Huskies Doeren has arrived.
In two seasons with the Huskies, Doeren was 23-4 and put the program on the map with his fresh brand of coaching.
Recruiting is a big part of any collegiate coaches job and Doeren has not failed in that aspect bringing in plenty of great players in limited time with the Wolfpack. In fact, Doeren brought in a class that is ranked 66th in all of NCAAF.
Doeren has set himself up nicely with a four star recruit in cornerback Sean Paul whose 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds frame will play a big part in the Wolfpack’s defense. In addition the program also improved outside the hashmarks with big-play wide receiver Johnathan Alston who was heavily recruited by the North Carolina Tar Heels–Alston stand at 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds.
Like any good coach Doeren also prepared for the future with transfer student Jacoby Brisset who will be leaving the Florida Gators to come play for the Wolfpack. Although he will be ineligible for the 2013 campaign Brissett will be replacing Mike Glennon in the coming years.
Doeren will do a great job taking over for Tom O’Brien and is already turning the Wolfpack into one of the best programs in the ACC.