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Happy Birthday Coach Doeren!

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Dave Doeren, Head Football Coach for the NC State Football team, turned 51 years old today. Even though this is Doeren’s 10th season in Raleigh, he is still young in the coaching profession.

It’s a rarity in College Football for a  coach to stay at the same place 10 years. Doeren’s 10-year tenure is the 11th longest in the FBS (131 schools), and the 2nd longest in the ACC, trailing only Dabo Swinney at Clemson (14 seasons).

Doeren’s 10-year tenure is the 2nd longest in the history of the NC State Football program, trailing only Earle Edwards, who coached 17 seasons for the Wolfpack (1954-70).

What has Doeren accomplished in 10 years as the head coach for NC State?

His overall record is 72-53, making him the 2nd winningest coach in school history, trailing only Earle Edwards (77-88-8).

Doeren has led the Wolfpack to three 9-win seasons, which is the most in school history. All three of them coming since 2017. He has a chance to make it 4 with a bowl victory this year.

Under Doeren, NC State has finished ranked in the College Football Playoff Top-25 three times, and he has a chance to make it 4 this year.

The Wolfpack has finished ranked in the AP Poll twice under Doeren, which is the 2nd most in school history. Lou Holtz led the Wolfpack to finish the season ranked in the AP Poll three times in (72-74). If NC State can finish this year ranked, it will mark only the 5th time in program history that the Wolfpack finished ranked back-to-back years in the AP Poll.

Over the past two seasons, Doeren led NC State to a 16-game winning streak in Carter-Finley Stadium, tying the school record set by Holtz back in the 70’s.

Doeren led the Wolfpack to a streak of being ranked in 17-straight AP Polls over the past two seasons, which is the 2nd longest streak in program history. The record is 22 straight over the 1992-93 seasons.

Under Doeren, the Wolfpack have gone bowling 8 times in 10 years, which is another program best.

Since 2014, Doeren has led NC State to a 69-44 overall record, which is the 2nd best record in the ACC, trailing only Clemson. That’s pretty incredible when you think about it.

Happy Birthday Coach! You’re one of the best to ever do it at NC State.

 

 

 

Matthew is Publisher and Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He is also the Lead Pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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Dof87
Dof87
1 year ago

If NCSU was in the Coast thru division, I”m pretty sure DD would at least have had us in the ACCCG twice.

I’m ready to get rid of the divisions and lets let the two best teams go to the game.

Clemson totally obliterating UNC was probably a nice little birthday gift from Dabo. Speaking of which, another rookie completely outplays Hypesman candidate

Dof87
Dof87
1 year ago

I hope he’s around for a lot more years.

Papajohn
Papajohn
1 year ago

And the fools want to fire him …

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NC State Football has Proven the Preseason Rankings Wrong More Than Almost Any Other Team Since 2010

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According to College Football Report, NC State is tied for the 2nd Most Ranked Finishes after beginning the season Unranked in the Preseason AP Poll since 2010.

CFB Teams With The Most Ranked Finishes After Being Unranked Preseason (Since 2010)

Northwestern – 5
NC State – 4
Oklahoma State – 4
Michigan State – 4
Mississippi State – 4
Baylor – 4
TCU – 3
Texas A&M – 3
Utah – 3
Boise State – 3
Memphis – 3
UCF – 3
Cincinnati – 3
Houston – 3

An interesting tidbit regarding this stat: NC State has finished the season ranked in the Final AP Top-25 4 times since 2010. On all 4 occasions, the Wolfpack was unranked to start the season.

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NC State Football is Tied for the 14th Most Finishes in the CFP Top-25

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According to College Football Report, NC State is tied for 14th most Top-25 finishes in the Final College Football Playoff Rankings with 5.

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NC State has finished in the Top-25 of the CFP Poll the past 4 years consecutively, as well as 2017.

2023: 18th
2022: 23rd
2021: 18th
2020: 23rd
2017: 24th

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CBS Sports Predicts Each ACC Football Teams Final Record for 2024

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Grant Hughes over at CBS Sports released his predictions for the Final Records of each ACC team for the 2024 Football season.

The Wolfpack are predicted to go 10-2, with a 7-1 record in the ACC.

What are your thoughts on Hughes’ predictions?

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Phil Steele Includes 2 NC State Players on His 2024 Preseason All-American Teams

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Phil Steele has released his 2024 Preseason All-ACC Teams, and 9 NC State players were represented. He also released his 2024 Preseason All-American Teams, and two Wolfpack players were honored: Sophomore Wide Receiver Kevin Concepcion & Senior Cornerback Aydan White.

Concepcion was named to the 3rd Team. He is coming off one of the best Freshman seasons in school history. Concepcion was named ACC Rookie of the Year, and earned Freshman All-American status from numerous publications. He finished the year with 71 receptions for 839 and 10 Touchdowns. The 71 receptions & 10 Touchdowns were new Freshman records at NC State, and the receiving yards rank 2nd. Overall, regardless of class, the 71 receptions rank 6th in school history in a single season, and the 10 TD’s rank 5th.

White was named to the 4th team. He hasn’t given up a touchdown in coverage over the past two seasons. Last season, White earned 3rd Team All-ACC status, and ranked 5th in the conference in passes defended. In 2022, White was 1st Team All-ACC, ranking 2nd in the ACC in interceptions (4).

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