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Doeren's decisions begin with first practice

Posted August 2, 2013
Updated August 3, 2013

— Dave Doeren has shaken hands, met the media and worked the weight room, but Friday offered the new head football coach to North Carolina State University the opportunity to do what he loves.

"What I love to do is coach, and today I got to do it," Doeren said after his team's first practice. "It was fun to be back on the field with the guys."

That fun will quickly turn to work for Doeren and his staff, who have plenty of questions to answer over the next four weeks.

"For me, it's kind of like a puzzle. You're trying to move the pieces around, make them fit. You really don't know what they all do yet," Doeren said.
NC State football practice Mitchell: Doeren hits the field in NC State's first practice

The month of August will give him the opportunity to slot players into the depth chart, and no position is deeper than quarterback. Doeren said he couldn't remember a time in his career when he'd had more choices at QB.

"We look forward to watching the competition, and as soon as we know, the fans will know," he promised.

Among those vying for the job is junior Pete Thomas. "The coaches are watching everything you do," he said. "They're watching individual reps, routes, everything."

Tony Creecy Pic Practice Creecy: This is a fast practice

For players, the challenge is adapting to the speed at which Doeren wants them to work.

"He wants to play at a faster pace, and in order to do that you have to practice like that," Thomas said.

"It's a big change," said running back Tony Creecy, "but I think we've made major strides. Starting on the first day of spring practice we were way out of shape."

They'll continue to build on that start through the preseason. The Wolfpack opens against Louisiana Tech Aug. 31 at 12:30 p.m.

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  • StunGunn Aug 3, 2013

    TOB didn't leave the cupboards full at State, but Doeren has done a great job with social media as a recruiting tool. It may take some time, but State's early schedule is favorable for Doeren to tweak his game plan and make adjustments. I think he'll do a solid job at State.

  • VT1994Hokie Aug 3, 2013

    Based upon how I read the new coach, I see him as a thinker and he likes to make sure things are in order. He talks about getting things right. He has certainly had his coaches recruiting in strong fashion. He makes sure he states the right things in his interviews. He has one of the youngest coaching staffs in the ACC, and you know they have loads of energy. Finding the right QB is the key. Any team.

  • duane11 Aug 3, 2013

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    your comments belie your name...TOB was 5-1 against unc, and got the ax...try another approach, loser

  • Honesty first Aug 3, 2013

    You only need to beat UNC to remain the coach at NCSU. Other wins would be nice but really are not necessary. Ask Toby

  • Fenrir Aug 3, 2013

    very heartfelt... poser!

  • Hans Aug 3, 2013

    Good luck, coach!

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