Dave Doeren has turned down an offer from Tennessee and will stay at N.C. State.
Doeren is expected to agree to a new contract with the Wolfpack.
Doeren and N.C. State athletic director Debbie Yow had been working on a deal since early October but negotiations broke down.
Doeren had preliminary discussions with Oregon State and Mississippi before getting deeper into the process with the Volunteers. Late on Wednesday, Doeren had an offer on the table from the Volunteers and then received a counter offer from N.C. State.