banner
NC State

Doeren looks for speed, depth in first recruiting class

Posted February 7, 2013

— As he watched North Carolina State's bowl practices in December, new head football coach Dave Doeren said he immediately noticed a lack of depth at offensive skill positions β€“ an issue that would hinder his staff's ability to install his no-huddle offense. 

When Doeren and his newly-assembled staff inked their first recruiting class on Wednesday, they certainly addressed that issue from a numbers standpoint, adding six wide receivers and three running backs to the fold. 

"Our offensive system requires us to have a lot of speed at the wide receiver position," Doeren told Mike Maniscalco and Mark Thomas Thursday morning on 620 AM The Buzz. "We have good players coming back, but when you run a no-huddle offense you are going to run 20 to 25 more plays per game. You need more depth." N.C. State Logo More NCSU Stories

In total, the Wolfpack signed 25 players Wednesday, including nine from North Carolina and eight from Florida. Like his Tobacco Road foes David Cutcliffe and Larry Fedora, Doeren said Thursday that his staff will always hit the ground hard in North Carolina.

"It's always important, you want to build with your in-state kids," he said. "In the class we just put together, it's not something that is your main focus. We were in a short window of time and there weren't a lot of guys out there that want to look around. You have to go national in that scenario." 

Despite the tight time table, Doeren said he did notice a difference recruiting in North Carolina as opposed to Illinois β€“ especially in talent-rich Florida. 

"When I got this job, it was easy to make a phone call and say, 'Hey, you remember me?" he said. "Some of those kids from Florida didn't want to go to the Midwest. Suddenly when I was in the south, it made it easy because I had built some of those relationship."

Before the majority of the players signed Wednesday arrive in Raleigh, Doeren and Co. will spend the rest of the winter and spring prepping returning players for a new era.

"We want to put these guys in the toughest physical and mental positions we can as much as we're allowed to," Doeren said. "When they get in the heat of battle, they will be ready. I know what these guys need to do to run our systems, and they aren't there yet, so these next four weeks are pretty important for us."

4 Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • kkevin7048 Feb 25, 2013

    I can not wait till the season starts !

  • dvdmaster89 Feb 8, 2013

    hoping for a great season , don't bash the man till you see what he can do

  • wallpak Feb 7, 2013

    View quoted thread


    So maybe he should drink 17 cans of red bull then he would at least be jumpy right?

  • UNCW23 Feb 7, 2013

    He is as exciting as TOB!

  • PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

    Today at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBSB: Duke vs. Virginia Tech

    Today at 1:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
5:05pm Saturday
DUR 0
GWI 0
 
1:05pm Today
DUR
GWI
 
4:05pm Today
DUR
GWI
 
Final
DET 4
CLE 1
1:10pm Saturday
CIN 0
CHC 0
2:10pm Saturday
CWS 0
KAN 0
 
Final
OAK 3
HOU 9
Final
NYY 2
NYM 8
Final
MIA 8
WAS 0
Final
TAM 4
TOR 2
Final
PHI 2
ATL 5
Final
BAL 5
BOS 4
Final
MIL 3
STL 5
Final
ARI 1
PIT 2
Final
COL 4
SFG 5
Final
SDP 8
LOS 11
Final
ANA 4
TEX 1
Final
SEA 5
MIN 8
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
CIN
CHC
 
1:10pm Today
TAM
TOR
 
1:10pm Today
MIA
WAS
 
1:35pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:35pm Today
BAL
BOS
 
2:10pm Today
MIL
STL
 
3:10pm Today
CWS
KAN
 
3:35pm Today
ANA
TEX
 
4:05pm Today
OAK
HOU
 
4:10pm Today
SDP
LOS
 
4:10pm Today
SEA
MIN
 
4:10pm Today
ARI
PIT
 
4:10pm Today
COL
SFG
 
8:05pm Tonight
NYY
NYM
 
Final
BRK 91
ATL 83
Final
MIL 92
CHI 90
Final
NOP 98
GSW 109
Final
POR 109
MEM 115
1:00pm Today
BOS
CLE
 
3:30pm Today
SAN
LAC
 
6:30pm Tonight
WAS
TOR
 
9:00pm Tonight
DAL
HOU
 
Final
NYI 3
WAS 1
Final
TAM 0
DET 4
Final
CHI 4
NAS 3
Final
CAL 7
VAN 4
3:00pm Today
MIN
STL
 
6:00pm Tonight
OTT
MON
 
5:05pm Saturday
DUR 0
GWI 0
 
1:05pm Today
DUR
GWI
 
4:05pm Today
DUR
GWI