Monday, December 17, 2012
Dave Doeren filling staff quickly
By Heather Dinich
While NC State interim coach Dana Bible is trying to prepare the Wolfpack for its Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl game against Vanderbilt, first-year coach Dave Doeren has announced Bible's replacement as offensive coordinator, along with several other hires.
Um, yeah, just a wee bit. Has to be. Bible was good friends with former coach Tom O'Brien, who was fired, and now he's got to pick up the pieces and try to win a bowl game knowing it will be his last with the program. Bible declined an interview request.
Here's a quick briefing of Doeren's hires so far:
- Eddie Faulkner, who spent last season at Wisconsin, will coach the Wolfpack tight ends and fullbacks and serve as special teams coordinator.
- Former NFL wide receiver Frisman Jackson will coach the same position for the Wolfpack. Jackson spent last season on Doeren’s staff at Northern Illinois.
- Desmond “Des” Kitchings will remain on the Wolfpack staff as running backs coach. Kitchings coached running backs and tight ends for the Wolfpack in 2012.
- Matt Canada has joined the staff as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Canada comes to the Wolfpack from Wisconsin, where he spent the 2012 season in that same position.
- Dave Huxtable, a 31-year coaching veteran, has joined his staff and will serve as defensive coordinator. Huxtable comes to Raleigh after spending last season as defensive coordinator at Pitt.