Posted February 06, 2013 on AP on Fox
New North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren worked fast in his first few weeks on the job to hire a staff and get on the recruiting trail. He figures the program has bolstered its depth at the offensive skill positions with a 25-player recruiting class that will serve as a good starting point. ''We look forward to selling (the program) for 12 months instead of six weeks,'' Doeren said. Doeren left Northern Illinois to replace fired coach Tom O'Brien in December. He said the program was short on receivers, quarterbacks and running backs returning to the program. That's why the Wolfpack's class features six receivers, three running backs and two quarterbacks - including Florida transfer Jacoby Brissett, who enrolled in January. The goal, Doeren said, was to keep most of the team's commitments from O'Brien's tenure and add a few new names. Recruiting coordinator Ryan Nielsen said the program kept about a dozen commitments. ''I think they were very receptive,'' Nielsen said. ''A lo...
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