Dave Doeren turns down Vols to remain at NC State

Report: Tennessee chasing Dave Doeren after Jeff Brohm deal not reached

Dave Doeren to remain the head coach at NC St. Turns down a more lucrative contract to stay in Raleigh.

With Doeren staying at NC State, Tennessee plans to talk to former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, sources tell ESPN. After Mike Gundy made a decision to stay at Oklahoma State on Tuesday, Tennessee athletic director John Currie shifted his focus to Purdue's Jeff Brohm. State's athletic director Debbie Yow is said to have added $750,000 to the assistant coaches pool. The Wolfpack went 3-9 and 0-8 in the ACC in his first season, and he has helped them to a bowl game in every season since.

He and NC State have been discussing a new contract for several weeks without reaching an agreement, although a deal could come soon, according to sources.

Volunteers fans unhappy with how new Tennessee athletic director John Currie has conducted this coaching search chanted "Fire Currie" on a handful of occasions Wednesday night during the men's basketball team's victory over Mercer.

ESPN's Adam Rittenberg reported that Doeren's new contract at N.C. State will be finalized "very soon", and potentially before Thursday is over.

Just hours after long-time Knoxville reporter Jimmy Hyams reported that a deal was imminent with Purdue head football coach Jeff Brohm to become the Vols' next coach, Tennessee is reportedly moving on in their search. It has been the best season of his tenure in Raleigh.

The Vols' fan base revolted on Sunday when UT was reportedly set to hire Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano.

"This is what I wanted all along", Doeren said in an interview on Thursday. NC State is No. 24 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings.

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