We’re going to take a quick look at what people are saying about NC State’s hiring of Dave Doeren. But, nothing is as important as what our recruits are already saying and how our current players are reacting.
(3) The Sporting News‘ Matt Hayes (Link)
(4) BC Interruption (Link)
For Boston College, this eliminates one of the prime MAC coaching candidates from the Eagles’ wish list. May we see a rematch of the 2012 MAC Championship Game coaching match-up as an ACC Atlantic Division showdown in 2013?
(5) ESPN discusses and breaks down the hire in a video linked here.
(6) The News & Observer’s Caulton Tudor (Link)
A gregarious 40-year-old, Doeren obviously is a stark contrast to the reserved, stately O’Brien, a 64-year-old former Marine major. He will give the football a younger look and likely bring in some Mid-American Conference coaching tactics with which ACC coaches are unfamiliar.
It’s a certainty that Wolfpack fans will rally behind him even though most of those fans were expecting a new coach from almost anywhere except DeKalb, Ill.
But can Doeren put together a staff capable of recruiting the South? He’s Midwest to the bone, has an offensive coordinator (Mike Dunbar) who is about to turn 64 and a highly respected quarterback coach (Bob Cole) who might get promoted to the head chair.