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Articles tagged: Dave Doeren

Dave Doeren had savage quote about rival North Carolina

Jul 22, 2021; Charlotte, NC, USA; N.C. State Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren speaks to the media during the ACC Kickoff at The Westin Charlotte. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

There is no love lost between Dave Doeren and his rival.

Doeren’s NC State Wolfpack were facing rival North Carolina on Friday. Early in the second quarter of the game, ABC announcer Dave Pasch decided to share an anecdote that illustrates just how much Doeren dislikes his rivals.

“They don’t like us. We hate them. We’re blue collar. They’re elitist. Their coaches talk down to us. They talk behind our backs in recruiting, negatively about our coaching staff,” Doeren said of North Carolina, according to Pasch.

Pasch continued.

“We said, ‘Coach, is this off the record or on the record?’ He said, ‘I don’t give a —-.'”

Wow, that’s pretty strong.

These days, there are some coaches at rival schools who are friendly with each other. But that clearly is not the case with North Carolina and NC State, at least from Doeren’s perspective.

Doeren entered Friday with a 5-4 record against North Carolina.

Ex-NC State player arrested over tweet threatening head coach Dave Doeren

Jul 22, 2021; Charlotte, NC, USA; N.C. State Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren speaks to the media during the ACC Kickoff at The Westin Charlotte. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

A former NC State football player has been arrested over a tweet he allegedly sent that appeared to be a threat toward head coach Dave Doeren.

According to police records in Wake County that were obtained by the News & Observer, 22-year-old Joseph Boletepeli was arrested in Raleigh, N.C., this week and charged with misdemeanor stalking and communicating threats.

The charges stem from a tweet that was sent from Boletepeli’s account that read as follows: “Imma get him I promise. Dave Doeren and the rest.”

Court records also state that Boletepeli sent threatening text messages to Doeren and showed up to the coach’s office in a way that “would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress by placing that person in fear of death, bodily injury … or the safety of the person’s immediate family.”

Boletepeli was also charged with resisting arrest, as authorities say he pulled away when officers were trying to handcuff him.

Boletpeli played for NC State in 2018 and 2019 before he transferred to Maryland. The defensive lineman appeared in six games for the Wolfpack over two seasons. He announced in 2020 that he was transferring to West Virginia before changing his mind and transferring to Maryland. Boletepeli then sat out the 2021 season.

1 successful college coach would ‘crawl’ to get Wisconsin job?

Jul 22, 2021; Charlotte, NC, USA; N.C. State Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren speaks to the media during the ACC Kickoff at The Westin Charlotte. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin made a bold move over the weekend when they decided to fire Paul Chryst despite the coach being largely successful throughout his run as head coach of the football team. The question now becomes who will be the replacement coach.

Badgers defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard is the interim coach, and the belief has been that Wisconsin wants to give their former safety a shot at winning the job. But if Leonhard fails to impress for whatever reason, there might be another coach of note with eyes on the job.

Pete Thamel said on ESPN’s “College GameDay” podcast episode that was released on Monday that NC State coach Dave Doeren would want the job.

“My hunch is Dave Doeren would crawl there. He has Midwest ties. There’s some risk with Leonhard, there aren’t a whole lot of certainties once you go past that,” Thamel said on the podcast, via 247 Sports.

Doeren is a Shawnee, Kansas native. He played college ball at Drake in Iowa, coached throughout the midwest, and he was an assistant at Wisconsin from 2006-2010. Prior to NC State, he went 23-4 in two seasons at Northern Illinois. Doeren has gone 68-50 at NC State with three 9-win seasons.

The ceiling to win at Wisconsin is higher than it is at NC State, which has only had one double-digit win season in program history (in 2002 with Philip Rivers at quarterback).

If things don’t work out with Leonhard, Doeren would be a really strong hire if Wisconsin were able to land him.

NC State coach disgusted over UCLA pulling out of bowl game

Dave Doeren feels like he got played after UCLA unexpectedly withdrew from their scheduled bowl game on Tuesday.

Just hours before the Bruins were supposed to face Doeren’s NC State team at the Holiday Bowl in San Diego, Calif., they announced that they were pulling out of the game due to COVID-19 protocols within the program.

UCLA had several players who did not even make the trip to San Diego due to COVID. Athletic director Martin Jarmond said in a statement that their team was still in position to play despite these “isolated COVID challenges” but that the medical staff deemed it unsafe to compete on the day itself.

Doeren made no secret of his disgust about the whole situation.

“Felt lied to, to be honest,” said Doeren, per Mark Schlabach of ESPN. “We felt like UCLA probably knew something was going on, didn’t tell anybody on our side. We had no clue they were up against that. I don’t feel like it was very well handled from their university. It would’ve been great to have had a heads-up, so two, three days ago we could’ve found a Plan B. Disappointing.

“I don’t want this to diminish what happened here this year,” Doeren added. “This was an unfair thing that happened, and like all other unfair things, there’s not going to be a rationale that makes it feel good. We’re going to have to deal with it and get ready for what’s next.”

Doeren also said that the first that he heard of UCLA having more COVID issues was when his athletic director, Boo Corrigan, informed him that the game was off, only minutes before UCLA announced the news on Twitter.

Schlabach adds that NC State was looking for their tenth win, something they have only done once before in the history of their program. They also had a much longer trip to make to San Diego, traveling over 2,500 miles.

Instead though, the Holiday Bowl becomes the fifth game to get cancelled this bowl season due to COVID issues. We have seen some good senses of humor about the other cancelled bowl games, but it is tough to blame Doeren for not having one here.

Photo: Jul 22, 2021; Charlotte, NC, USA; N.C. State Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren speaks to the media during the ACC Kickoff at The Westin Charlotte. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Dave Doeren reportedly turns down Tennessee, will remain at NC State

Tennessee continues to strike out in its search for a new head coach, and Dave Doeren’s name is reportedly the latest that the Vols can cross off their list.

According to multiple reports, Doeren has decided he is staying at NC State.

NC State is said to have offered Doeren a new deal as he mulled over an offer from Tennessee, and the coach was apparently pleased with what his current employer brought to the table. Doeren, 45, has gone 33-30 in five seasons at NC State and has the Wolfpack at 8-4 this season. He went 23-4 in two seasons at Northern Illinois prior to that.

Tennessee is now somewhere in the neighborhood of Option D or E as one of the most embarrassing coaching searches in recent history continues. The Vols have been turned down by multiple coaches of other teams since their fiasco with Greg Schiano over the weekend.

Report: Dave Doeren deciding between NC State and Tennessee

Tennessee has moved far, far down its list of head coaching candidates, and has now landed on Dave Doeren. The Vols reportedly have offered Doeren the job and are waiting for a decision from the NC State coach.

The Raleigh News & Observer’s Joe Giglio says Doeren has an offer from Tennessee and is deciding between Knoxville and remaining with his current school.

Giglio notes that in order to fend off Tennessee, NC State has seemingly upped its offer to Doeren.

Doeren, 45, went 23-4 in two seasons at Northern Illinois. He has gone 33-30 in five seasons at NC State and has the Wolfpack at 8-4 this season.

Report: Tennessee chasing Dave Doeren after Jeff Brohm deal not reached

The Tennessee Volunteers are on to plan Z of their coaching search.

According to ESPN’s Chris Low, negotiations with Purdue coach Jeff Brohm have ground to a halt, and Football Scoop’s Scott Roussel reported that Brohm is more likely to sign a new contract with the Boilermakers than take the Tennessee job. Brohm also reportedly has a hefty buyout ($5 million), which may have been a factor.

With that in mind, the Volunteers are now reportedly targeting Dave Doeren of NC State to take over.

This is not a hire that will excite Vols fans. Doeren is 31-29 overall at NC State, with a 15-25 record in ACC play. It’s hard to see what the appeal is, though the Wolfpack were 6-1 at one point this season and ranked in the top 15.

The big names have already turned Tennessee down, and now even the lesser names seem to be doing the same. They’re in a real mess.

NC State coach wants Clemson investigated over laptop on sideline

NC State head coach Dave Doeren wants Clemson investigated for having a laptop on their sidelines during Saturday’s game between the Wolfpack and Tigers.

Clemson beat NC State 38-31 on the road, and Doeren was not happy with a few things after the game. He brought up the officiating as well as a laptop on the Tigers’ sidelines.

Doeren’s call for an investigation led reporters to ask Clemson coach Dabo Swinney about the laptop. He laughed and said the program’s sports information director said the laptop belonged to a member of the school’s social media team.

NC State led the game throughout the first half before falling behind in the second half. They shouldn’t be looking at anything other than themselves for the loss, not some laptop.

NC State coach Dave Doeren makes funny comment after big win

N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren had a funny crack after leading his Wolfpack to a big win over Louisville on Thursday night.

Doeren’s N.C. State squad beat the Cardinals 39-25 to improve to 5-1 and 3-0 in conference play. They can add this big win to their previous victory over Florida State.

Following the game, Doeren spoke with the media and then offered a humorous line.

That’s right, Doeren, you’ve earned the right to celebrate.

N.C. State now has extra time off before visiting Pitt next Saturday. After that, they hit a tough two-game stretch with a game at Notre Dame and then home against Clemson. Better get your celebrating in now, Doeren, because the road only gets tougher.