NC State coach Dave Doeren turns down offer from Tennessee

NC State coach Dave Doeren turns down offer from Tennessee

NC State coach Dave Doeren turns down offer from Tennessee

Pete Thamel from Yahoo Sports also reported Doeren's decision to stay at N.C. State.

"We want to support the continued growth of the program under Dave, the culture he has established, the competitive and academic gains he's helped us achieve and his continued progress in recruiting". Regardless of what has happened, Tennessee is still looking for a coach with a report Thursday indicating that Sumlin is now a target for the vacancy. Tennessee officials have also had talks with SMU coach Chad Morris and Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele, as they try to put an end to a whirlwind coaching search to replace Butch Jones, who was sacked November 12.

Doeren, who will turn 46 Sunday, has a 33-30 record in five seasons in Raleigh.

Things appear to have gone south, though; that dissonance seems to flow from Doeren's connection to recent job searches at Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Tennessee.

After being rejected for at least the fourth time, with the latest snub belonging to North Carolina State's Dave Doeren, Tennessee's circus of a coaching search continues into Day No. 197 (it seems). 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.

Doeren, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, had wanted a five-year deal, a raise that would put him in the middle of the ACC pecking order and a bigger pool of money for his assistant coaches.

Doeren's new contract at NC State should be finalized very soon, possibly by the end of Thursday, a source told ESPN. NC State had seven All-ACC selections this season, its highest total since 2002, while Bradley Chubb was honored as ACC Defensive Player of the Year.

The two sides had been working toward a new contract starting in October, according to the News & Observer, but negotiations had deteriorated. On Wednesday, it was Tennessee and Purdue coach Jeff Brohm.

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