Cutcliffe, Duke agrees to separation

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DURHAM – Duke Vice President and Athletics Director Nina King announced on Sunday the school and football team head coach David Cutcliffe reached a general agreement for the separation.

“After some detailed and friendly discussion with Nina King“We have decided together that this is the right time to change the leadership of Duke Football,” Cutcliffe said. “Karen and I have loved our time at Durham. Duke University will always hold a special place in our hearts. Our current and former players, please know what you brought. How to bring joy back to our lives.To all our coaches and staff, many of whom have been with us for 14 years, you will always have love and respect. I would like to thank Dick Brodhead for the opportunity to be here. I am so grateful to Kevin White and Nina and their leadership. I cannot say enough about all the loyal alumni and those friend who gave us the opportunity to build and win here I’m not sure what the future holds, but I’m looking forward to some family time to reflect a little on the past and see The future will be like. “

“We are incredibly grateful for David’s leadership over the past 14 seasons,” King said. “He raised our program to unprecedented heights, both on and off the pitch, while upholding the University’s core values, and we couldn’t appreciate his mentorship more. him to every student-athlete who has played for Duke during his tenure David and Karen have been great ambassadors for Duke University and the Durham community and we wish them and their families well. their all the best in the future.”

Cutcliffe was named Duke’s head coach on December 15, 2007, and took over the Blue Devil program winning only eight games in total in the five years prior. Twice as ACC Coach of the Year and 2013 Coach of the Year, Cutcliffe led Duke to 77 wins in 14 seasons with six losing games, three wins and a 2013 ACC Coastal Division championship.

The Cutcliffe era at Duke included the show’s first unlucky win since 1961, an NFL first-round pick in the Laken Tomlinson (2014) and Daniel Jones (2019), an eight-game winning streak in 2013 to mark Duke’s longest since 1941 and final national ranking in 2013 (22nd by USA Today/ Coach and 23rd by Related press) to mark Duke’s first show in a final poll since 1962.

Cutcliffe arrived at Duke after serving the previous two seasons as assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at the University of Tennessee. His head coaching experience includes six years at the University of Mississippi from 1999-2004, where he compiled ledger 44-29 (.603) with five winning seasons, five losing games. and part of the SEC Western Division championship in 2003. Cutcliffe was named SEC Coach of the Year in 2003 after leading the Rebels to a 10-3 record, which included a 31-28 victory over the State. Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl.

During his career, Cutcliffe participated in 28 bowl matches including Peach 1982, Florida Citrus 1983, 1984 Sun, 1986 Sugar, 1986 Liberty, 1988 Peach, 1990 Cotton, 1991 Sugar, 1992 Fiesta, 1993 Hall of Fame, 1994 Florida Citrus, 1994 Gator, 1996 Florida Citrus, 1997 Florida Citrus, 1998 Orange, 1998 Independence, 1999 Independence, 2000 Music City, 2002 Independence, 2004 Cotton, 2007 Outback, 2008 Outback, 2012 Belk, 2013 Chick-fil-A, 2014 Hyundai Sun, 2015 New Era, 2017 Fast Lane and Walkway Independence 2018. He has a 7-4 record as head coach leaning behind with wins over Oklahoma, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Indiana, Northern Illinois and Temple.

Trooper Taylor, Duke’s Associate Head Coach and a member of staff since 2019, will serve as interim head coach.

A national search for head coaches will begin immediately.

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