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NC State hires Northern Illinois' Dave Doeren to replace the fired Tom O'Brien

Dave Doeren is leaving Northern Illinois to take over at North Carolina State.

N.C. State announced Doeren's hiring Saturday — less than 24 hours after he guided the 19th-ranked Huskies to their second consecutive Mid-American Conference championship, and just six days after the Wolfpack fired Tom O'Brien.

Doeren claimed a MAC title both years he has been a head coach and is 23-4 since taking over the Huskies before the 2011 season with a 17-1 record in conference play.

N.C. State athletic director Debbie Yow calls Doeren "a highly motivated overachiever."

Doeren — who turns 41 on Monday — replaces O'Brien, who was fired following six inconsistent seasons and no Atlantic Coast Conference title-game appearances with the Wolfpack.

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