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Report: Northern Illinois to hire NC State's Mike Uremovich as offensive coordinator

The NC State offensive line coach returns to DeKalb as the offensive coordinator, after a three-year stint with the Wolfpack.

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Per Dan Wolken, Northern Illinois is set to hire Mike Uremovich as the Huskies' new offensive coordinator. Uremovich has served as North Carolina State's offensive line coach since 2013.

This won't be Mike Uremovich's first time in DeKalb, as he earned his masters degree from Northern Illinois in 2003. He served as a graduate assistant for the Huskies from 2001-2002. He returned to the Huskies football program as the running backs coach and special teams coordinator in 2012, where he helped Northern Illinois to a MAC championship and a chance to play in the Orange Bowl.

Uremovich moved on from his graduate assistant role with the Huskies in 2003, when he became the offensive coordinator at Division III Waynesburg College. He helped the Yellow Jacket offense in breaking records for rushing yards, passing yards, and total offense. This helped lead to the school's first ever conference championship, and a NCAA playoffs bid.

He departed from Waynesburg in 2004 to become the head coach at NAIA University of Saint Francis, where he stayed until 2011. His success at USF was the greatest the football program had ever experienced. In his tenure, he led the Saints to a ten-win season, a playoff victory, and a victory over former FCS opponent Georgia State. This tremendous success at the NAIA level raised FBS interest, leading to a job at Northern Illinois in 2012, when he coached the running backs and served as the special teams coordinator.

He joined the Dave Doeren-led Huskie staff in 2012. His rushing attack averaged 250.2 yards per game, good enough for ninth in the nation. The Huskies were able to accumulate 44 rushing touchdowns on the season, helping a ninth-place finish nationally in total scoring at 40.8 points per game.

When Dave Doeren left Northern Illinois for NC State's head coaching job, he brought Uremovich with him to become the team's offensive line coach. Although he didn't produce any draft picks, his offensive line helped pave the way to the school's fourth best rushing season in 2014, when they ran for 2,659 yards.

Mike Uremovich is expected to take over Bob Cole's role as offensive coordinator, after Cole's departure earlier in the week.