DeKALB – The sense of urgency from Northern Illinois Athletic Director Sean Frazier was palpable as he was clear-cut about his expectations for the football coaching search.
The Huskies are looking for the 23rd individual to lead the program after Rod Carey was named Temple’s head coach Friday after a week of speculation.
“We’re not [only] trying to get to a championship; we’re looking for someone who quite frankly understands the expectations at the [Football Bowl Subdivision] level and understands that that’s an absolute for us,” Frazier said. “This is not a blow ’em up, build ’em up. We’re already built up. We want to take it to the next level. That [is the College Football Playoff], access bowl, national branding.”