Tennessee Has New Target, FSU Pressuring Fisher & More


Doeren is 33-30 in five seasons with the Wolfpack, posting a winning record each of the last four seasons.

"We want to support the continued growth of the program under Dave, the culture he has established, the competitive and academic gains he's helped us achieve, and his continued progress in recruiting", Yow said. On to the next one, which appears to be NC State coach Dave Doeren. She sweetened her offer on Wednesday, an unidentified News & Observer source said after Doeren began talking more seriously with Tennessee AD John Currie.

After backing out of their agreement with Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano and being turned down by Jon Gruden, David Cutcliffe, Mike Gundy, and Jeff Brohm, Tennessee has turned their attention to NC State head coach Dave Doeren, according to Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman.

ESPN's Adam Rittenberg reported that Doeren's new contract at N.C. State will be finalized "very soon", and potentially before Thursday is over.

Nothing has been normal about Tennessee's rollercoaster search for a new head coach.

Rumors went around that Coach Doeren was looking at possible coaching positions in MS and the University of Tennessee.

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Doeren and Director of Athletics Debbie Yow have agreed to a new contract pending approval by the school's Board of Trustees.

N.C. State is 8-4 and ranked No. 24 in the College Football Playoff poll.

Back in October, it was Wolken that reported Doeren and Yow were already negotiating a contract extension for the fifth-year coach.

Sources tell us that he's made a decision to stay put, and that he was offered a higher salary and an extension on his contract. His teams are 15-25 in conference play at State, and the 6-2 record against ACC teams this season was his first winning league record in Raleigh.

Doeren had previously spoken with OR and MS about their coaching vacancies and had long talks with Tennessee about replacing Butch Jones.