(CBS) Hours after winning his second consecutive MAC Championship, NIU head football coach Dave Doeren has accepted a head coaching position with North Carolina State.

NIU confirmed the move to CBSChicago.com’s Adam Hoge.

The 40-year-old Doeren was named the Huskies head coach before the 2011 season and compiled a record of 23-4 in his first two seasons, including a win at the GoDaddy.com Bowl last season.

Doeren reportedly had interest from both Illinois and Purdue, but elected to join North Carolina State.

The Shawnee, Kansas native graduated from Drake University.

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