The Wolfpacker

January 2013

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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"To win the MAC Championship Game with a new coach and new coaching staff, and a bunch of young players, that was a pretty big deal," he said of the coach's first season on campus. "What makes him such a great coach is not only his philosophies, but he is such a great player's coach. "Any guy who had him will tell you that. He has your back no matter what and is one of the guys sometimes." "Paying Rent" Yow called what Doeren faces at NC State a "rebuilding project," and there is plenty of work to be done in order to reach her goals of top-25 finishes and ACC championships. The coach knows the task won't be easy, but he's looking forward to scaling that mountain, nonetheless. As he used to tell his players at Wisconsin, according to former All-Big Ten safety Aaron Henry, "Success is not owned, it's rented, and rent is due every day." "He never knows how to stop working," said Jaevery McFadden, a linebacker who played for Doeren at Wisconsin. "He is always watching film and trying to find something else to do. I really don't know how he did it. NC State is going to have a great coach; he's a great motivator and a great recruiter. "Winning back-to-back championships in the MAC is no slouch. I definitely kind of saw it coming. You have to have good players to win, but a good coach can get the most out of his players. That is what Coach Doeren does. His players are ready and prepared for every game, and that is half the battle. He's going to be a good look for NC State." Doeren knows that building a program in Raleigh will start with recruiting, and he is familiar with that side of the business having served as recruiting coordinator in eight of his 18 years in college football at three different schools. He recruited former Heisman Trophy finalist Montee Ball to Wisconsin, among several other college stars. He also knows how to win once his players get on campus — he mentored NFL star defensive end J.J. Watt, who ranked second in the NFL with 16.5 sacks through 12 games this fall, in both of his seasons at Madison, and the coach has been a part of 12 postseason trips and six conference championships. Teams with Doeren on the staff have gone 157-69-1 during his college coaching career, and he looks to bring that same success to his newest home. He'll do that by doing what he has told his players is required daily — paying rent. Doeren has been a part of 12 postseason appearances and six conference championships during his 18-year coaching career. Photo courtesy NIU Media Services "If we want to be the champions in this conference and a consistent top-25 program, and I know we do, then we are going to have to be tireless workers," he said. "That's something I've always prided myself in. Our staff and our team will show that demeanor when they play and when they work. "Championships are earned. There is no 'ifs,' 'ands' or 'buts,' about it. This school has been in 25 bowl games, going on 26, and I know the goal is to be in those bowls in January." Destination Reached The MAC has produced its fair share of future successful coaches at the highest levels of college football. Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler, Ara Parseghian, Nick Saban, Urban Meyer and Brian Kelly are all former MAC head coaches who built impressive résumés in the conference and ■ Dave Doeren's Coaching History Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 School Drake Drake Drake USC USC Montana Montana Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin N. Illinois N. Illinois Position Win-Loss-Tie Linebackers 8-1-1* Linebackers 8-3 Linebackers/defensive coordinator 8-3 Graduate assistant 8-5 Graduate assistant 6-6 Secondary/recruiting coordinator 13-2* Secondary/recruiting coordinator 15-1* Linebackers/recruiting coordinator 2-10 Linebackers/recruiting coordinator 6-7 Linebackers/recruiting coordinator 4-7 7-5 Co-defensive coordinator/ recruiting coordinator Co-defensive coordinator/ 12-1 linebackers/recruiting coordinator Co-defensive coordinator/ 9-4 linebackers/recruiting coordinator Defensive coordinator/linebackers 7-6 Defensive coordinator/linebackers 10-3 Defensive coordinator/linebackers 11-1* Head coach 11-3* Head coach 12-1* Postseason Sun Bowl FCS national title game FCS national champs Tangerine Bowl Fort Worth Bowl Capital One Bowl Outback Bowl Champs Sports Bowl Champs Sports Bowl Rose Bowl Bowl Orange Bowl# * Won conference championship; # Doeren will not coach in the Orange Bowl January 2013  ■  23 20-25.Dave Doeren.indd 23 12/11/12 1:28 PM

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