Dave Doeren is leaving Northern Illinois after two straight championship football seasons to take over at North Carolina State. N.C. State announced Doeren’s hiring Saturday – less than 24 hours after he guided the 19th-ranked Huskies to a win over No. 18 Kent State for their second consecutive Mid-American Conference championship, and just six days after firing Tom O’Brien. Doeren, formerly defensive coordinator at Wisconsin, claimed a MAC title both years he was at NIU and is 23-4 since taking over the Huskies with a 17-1 record in conference play. The school planned an afternoon news conference today to introduce Doeren (pictured), who will turn 41 on Monday.