North Carolina State hired Dave Doeren as its new football coach, ESPN.com reported Saturday.
The hire comes a day after Doeren led Northern Illinois to a second straight MAC championship.
Doeren replaces Tom O'Brien, who was fired just last week. O'Brien coached the Wolfpack for six seasons.
Doeren had a 23-4 record, including 17-1 in the MAC, in two years at Northern Illinois.
The Huskies, ranked No. 21 in the BCS, defeated Kent State 44-37 in double overtime Friday to win the conference title.
"Coach Dave Doeren is a highly motivated overachiever who shares our goals to pursue aggressively a high level of achievement in the classroom and on the field of competition," NC State athletics director Debbie Yow said in a statement.
Northern Illinois averaged 40.8 points per game and is ninth nationally in rushing offense, 10th in scoring offense, 15th in third-down conversions and 15th in total offense.
"I am honored and excited to join the Wolfpack," Doeren said in a statement. "NC State has world-class facilities and fans that are second to none."
Doeren also spent five seasons at Wisconsin as co-defensive coordinator, linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator.