NC State hires Boise State's Eliah Drinkwitz as OC

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North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren speaks to the media during a news conference for the Belk Bowl NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015. Mississippi State plays North Carolina State on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren speaks to the media during a news conference for the Belk Bowl NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015. Mississippi State plays North Carolina State on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

NC State looked to the Mountain West for its new offensive coordinator.

Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren announced Monday that he has hired Boise State’s Eliah Drinkwitz as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Drinkwitz spent the past two seasons at Boise after making the move from Arkansas State with Bryan Harsin. Drinkwitz also coached at Auburn and was an assistant under Gus Malzahn at the high school level.

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"Eli is one of the bright and innovative offensive minds in our game, and I'm excited to have him join our staff," said Doeren. "He comes from great pedigree having worked for Gus Malzahn at both Auburn and Arkansas State, while at Boise State he worked with Brian Harsin (head coach) and Mike Sanford (former Stanford assistant and current Notre Dame OC). He has learned and been able to blend some of the most successful offensive styles in the game and he'll bring an exciting style to NC State."

Under Drinkwitz, Boise State’s offense was in the Top 15 nationally in points and yards per game this season. He served as BSU’s tight ends coach in 2014 after making the move from Arkansas State, where he was running backs coach and co-offensive coordinator.

NC State decided to part ways with offensive coordinator Matt Canada last week. Canada has since been hired as offensive coordinator by Pittsburgh.

Following a loss to Mississippi State in the Belk Bowl, NC State finished 7-6.

For more North Carolina State news, visit TheWolfPacker.com.

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