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Northern Illinois taps Dave Doeren

Updated: December 13, 2010, 6:20 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

DEKALB, Ill. -- Northern Illinois says it has hired Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Doeren as its new head football coach.

Doeren succeeds Jerry Kill, who was hired as Minnesota's coach eight days ago. He was introduced as the school's 21st head coach at a news conference Monday afternoon.

"I'm very fortunate to be walking into a place that has the pride and the success and the facilities and the expectations and the academic integrity that this university has," Doeren said. ...

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