NC State

Doeren eyes a better second season

Posted July 23, 2014

— NC State head coach Dave Doeren’s second season at the helm of the Wolfpack cannot be much worse than his first.

“It was a challenging year,” he told Adam and Joe on 99.9 The Fan.

NC State struggled to a 3-9 record in 2013, going 0-8 in the ACC, but Doeren saw his team was competitive, despite their record.

“With all that, we were in seven games in the fourth quarter and we need to now find a way to win those games. That’s what year two has to be, is winning those close games at the end.”

As a head coach, Doeren had found nothing but success, winning 23 games in just two season at Northern Illinois.

Losing that often was a new thing for him, as 2013 was his worst year since his first year as an assistant at Kansas.

“Our first year there, we won one game,” Doeren said. “But I also know they brought me here to build a program and it wasn’t going to happen overnight. We have learned a lot and grown a lot from last year. I know we are mentally tougher because of what we went through.”

Part of the reason the Wolfpack struggled so much last season was because of the quarterback position. This year, there is an undisputed starter in Florida transfer Jacoby Brissett, who Doeren spoke of very highly.

“Very competitive, great skill set, very hungry to play,” he said. “I know our players are behind him. He did everything he could as a leader last year as a player that had to redshirt. He was the scout team player of the year.

“He had a great offseason, great summer. Now he just needs to play. The biggest thing we need to do is players around him to help him. All good quarterbacks have linemen and running backs and receivers helping them,” he said.

Injuries ravaged NC State last season, especially on the offensive line. This season, if healthy, Doeren believes, this group could be really special.

“Last year, we had a chance, if nobody got hurt to be a decent o-line, and all of them got hurt at one time or another,” he said. “If we can play Tyson (Chandler) at left tackle and Rob (Crisp) at right tackle and Joe Thuney at left guard, we feel like we have a much better setup up there.”

Doeren said he has done his part to make sure 2014 is not a repeat of last season. That did not include a change of philosophy from his position.

Whether you’re winning or losing, a good coach is going to go back and self-scout what happened and really do some homework on here’s why this worked, here’s why this didn't,” he said. “I don’t believe in a wholesale shift of philosophy. I became the youngest head coach in the ACC because the things that I’ve learned have worked and I’m not going to abandon my beliefs because we had one bad year.”

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  • Seal Team Heel Jul 28, 9:15 a.m.

    ...and all he will do is "eye" it...BackPackers will be lamenting yet again on how the Swoff is holding them down as they continue to point to anything but themselves as the reason for their futility...poor Doeren will hopefully realize the only way to get out of this hole is to climb out of the toilet...

  • NothingButNet Jul 26, 2:26 p.m.

    Doeren talks like a sheet house philosopher in his interviews. Yow surely messed up with this... View More

    — Posted by vt94hokies

    You state that "Doeren talks like a sheet house philosopher in his interviews" followed by "I... View More

    — Posted by Dreamchaser

    The Hokster must hear voices.

  • Dreamchaser Jul 26, 10:48 a.m.

    Doeren talks like a sheet house philosopher in his interviews. Yow surely messed up with this... View More

    — Posted by vt94hokies

    You state that "Doeren talks like a sheet house philosopher in his interviews" followed by "I don't even listen to him and Fedora in their interviews". Oh Great esteemed One, please explain how you know what he talks like if you don't listen to him?

  • vt94hokies Jul 25, 10:57 p.m.

    Doeren talks like a sheet house philosopher in his interviews. Yow surely messed up with this hire. They will not win a game this season again in the ACC. I don't even listen to him and Fedora in their interviews. Weeds.

  • vt94hokies Jul 25, 10:52 p.m.

    Doeren is maybe the weakest coach in the ACC. Maybe one of the worst in all of Division I football. Yow missed big time. I'll bet he will be fired after next season.

  • jmcdow2792 Jul 25, 6:48 p.m.

    And what was worse is that he got a five yard penalty before the try and still went for it as I recall. Yes, our coach has some growing to do also. Let's hope he has grown some.

  • lec02572 Jul 25, 3:44 p.m.

    State had a lead on Carolina like 10 - 7 for something like that when he went for it on 4th down for our on 35 yard line. That is not the only time he attempted it on 4th down from our side of the field and failed.

  • TTSCP Jul 25, 2:29 p.m.

    PACK,

    He did it last year in the Carolina game. Didn't make it and gave Carolina a short field.... View More

    — Posted by gregoryrjones

    Sure as he!! did. I don't remember the exact # of yards needed for the 1st or what yard line, but it was 4th & too dam much & way too dam far inside/ behind the 50.

  • gregoryrjones Jul 25, 2:24 p.m.

    PACK,

    He did it last year in the Carolina game. Didn't make it and gave Carolina a short field. He should have punted it.

  • Packfanbackinthehizzy Jul 25, 8:37 a.m.

    I'd love to see a "link" to Doeren going for it on "4th and 11 from his end of the field"....

    Just in the interest of "keeping it factual".

    :)

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