Having surprised everyone on her trail by hiring Mark Gottfried as N.C. State's basketball coach in April, 2011, the Wolfpack athletic director uncorked another stunner with Saturday's announcement that Dave Doeren of Northern Illinois would move into Tom O'Brien's football office.
Although Doeren has had breathtaking success in two seasons with the Huskies – 11-3 and 12-1, two MAC championships – he's still such a relative coaching unknown that it's impossible to predict how he'll do with the Wolfpack.
Debbie Yow is beginning to work right field with Roberto Clemente-like regularity.
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Reminder: NC State will formally announce Doeren at a press conference on Sunday at 4:00, fans can listen to the press conference live on 99.9FM The Fan ESPN Radio, watch it live on WRAL 2 or online at WRAL.com and WRALSportsFan.com. It can also be seen at GoPack.com.
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