After a job offer from Tennessee, NC State football coach Dave Doeren has decided to remain. Look back at his career with the Wolfpack.

The Pack is 8-4, ranked No. 24 in the College Football Playoff poll and will learn its bowl destination on Sunday.

“This is what I wanted all along,” Doeren said in an interview Thursday. “I’m thankful to the university for giving me the time and security that I need to build a program everybody is proud of.”

Doeren and Yow had hoped to work out an agreement in October, after the Wolfpack had started the season at 6-1. But length of the contract continued to be a sticking point.

After N.C. State closed the regular season with a 33-21 win over rival North Carolina, Doeren drew interest from Oregon State, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Tennessee athletic director John Currie met with Doeren on Wednesday in Raleigh. The Vols offered him the job, but Doeren announced Thursday he was accepting the new contract and staying with the Pack.

Chip Alexander: 919-829-8945, @ice_chip