(AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File). FILE- This Nov. 4, 2017, file photo shows North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren watches prior to an NCAA college football game against Clemson in Raleigh, N.C. With an Atlantic Coast Conference title no longer a po...
By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina State has announced that it has agreed to a new contact with football coach Dave Doeren.
A person familiar with the situation says the five-year deal came after Doeren talked with Tennessee officials about their coaching vacancy. The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity because neither Tennessee nor N.C. State had publicly discussed details of the Volunteers' coaching search.
Financial terms of the deal weren't immediately available and it is unclear if Doeren was formally offered the Tennessee job to replace fired coach Butch Jones.
N.C. State officials announced the new agreement with Doeren, pending approval from the school's Board of Trustees on Friday.
(This version clarifies the attribution of the length of the new deal.)
AP Sports Writers Aaron Beard in Raleigh and Steve Megargee in Knoxville, Tennessee, contributed to this report.
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