From an article on WRAL Sports Fan:
There have been two eye-opening experiences for Dave Doeren since he was hired on Dec. 2, 2012. One, during Music City Bowl practices, he saw the Wolfpack's lack of speed and playmaking ability. Two, Doeren watched his former team, Northern Illinois, get overpowered by Florida State in the Orange Bowl. The same Florida State team that got beat by NC State two months prior. So, as a coach, he's replacing a staff that didn’t put as much of an emphasis on recruiting, but definitely knew how to get the most out of the talent they had. Doeren and his staff feel they can definitely build a strong program in Raleigh, but what about this season?