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Team: Duke Blue Devils
Age / DOB:  (62) / 9/16/1954

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Duke assistant coach Derek Jones said, "I think we’ve been able to close that gap [between the Blue Devils and Clemson/Florida State/Miami]."
Duke closed out National Signing Day having piled up letters of intent from seven four-star recruits. They finished with the No. 28 class in the country per ESPN's metrics. Jones and company are rightfully pleased, with the coach saying, "The encouraging thing is if we can beat people with our talent level in the past, then it’s exciting to know the talent level is getting better. We feel we’re closer to winning an ACC championship." The Blue Devils' highest name on the ESPN 300 would be DE Chidi Okonya (No. 279). Feb 9 - 12:01 AM
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Duke HC David Cutcliffe is the eighth-best head coach in the country, according to NFL Media.

It's a startlingly high ranking, but not unjustified with the work Cutcliffe has done at Duke, one of the hardest schools to win at in the country. "Cutcliffe might be the second-best coach on campus thanks to Mike Krzyzewski, but Cutcliffe ranks highly on this list for turning the Blue Devils' football program into an ACC title contender," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Bryan Fischer. "While program building has been his recent calling card, there's a reason why so many quarterbacks (such as the Manning brothers) continue to seek his advice, as he's one of the best around at coaching the game's most important position." NFL Media's Gil Brandt reported in January that Michigan offered its head coaching job to Cutcliffe. He declined, leading to Jim Harbaugh's hiring.
Source: NFL.com
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 05:39:00 PM

Via ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Duke head coach David Cutcliffe denied receiving an offer or turning down the position of head coach at Michigan.

In fact, Mortensen said Cutcliffe has not spoken to Michigan nor has Duke AD Kevin White and the head coach is "content" at Duke. "To be clear, there has been zero contact between Michigan and Duke’s David Cutcliffe. No third party contact, even through search firm," Mortensen posted on Twitter.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 11:37:00 AM

Michigan offered their head coaching job to Duke's David Cutcliffe who denied the approach, according to NFL Media's Gil Brandt.

Times have certainly changed, however, Cutcliffe's age (60) likely factors into the decision. Cutcliffe has made Duke a viable ACC football program and is a very respected coach among his peers.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 10:07:00 AM

ESPN polled all 128 FBS coaches, and the group voted Duke's David Cutcliffe as the most underrated head coach.

Cutcliffe received 13 percent of the vote. Oregon State’s Mike Riley was just behind at 11 percent. East Carolina’s Ruffin McNeill and Michigan State's Mark Dantonio round out the top four. The poll was put together by Brett McMurphy.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 02:46:00 PM

Duke HC David Cutcliffe said he and every coach he speaks to were "blindsided" by the NCAA's proposal to prevent offenses from snapping the ball before 29 seconds remaining on the play clock.

The proposed rule change apparently did not come up at the annual national coaches convention. The rule was labeled as a "safety change," but Cutcliffe thinks it is more about a preferred philosophy than safety, saying it favors "a team that plays ahead and likes to runs the ball." Cutcliffe added that he does not think up-tempo offenses cause more injuries. UNC's Larry Fedora was also very outspoken about the potential change.
Sat, Feb 15, 2014 11:41:00 AM

Duke coach David Cutcliffe was named the Maxwell Football Club National Coach of the Year.

Cutcliffe was also tabbed the Walter Camp coach of the year earlier this month. Duke set a school record with 10 wins in 2013. The Blue Devils also played in its first-ever ACC championship game and were selected to back-to-back bowl games for the first time. Duke takes on No. 20 Texas A&M in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on December 31. "Coach Cutcliffe has engineered a tremendous season for the Duke football program," said Maxwell Football Club Executive Director Mark Wolpert. "The team's 10-3 record is a great testament to the hard work of Coach and his staff, and also to the dedication shown by the student-athletes involved in the football program at Duke University."
Source: goduke.com
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 04:01:00 PM

Duke coach David Cutcliffe was named the Walter Camp coach of the year.

The former head coach at Mississippi took over at Duke in 2008. Cutcliffe has led the Blue Devils to eight straight victories. No. 20 Duke (10-2) will take on top-ranked Florida State in the ACC Championship on Saturday.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 10:29:00 PM