The coaching carousel has been rocking wildly in college football, and with things heating up at ACC on Monday, Duke football appears to be getting closer to making a decision on its vacancy. After parting ways with David Cutcliffe in November, the Blues were throwing a net into the NFL ranks as Duke was showing interest in a familiar face.
George Edwards, who is currently a senior defensive assistant for Dallas Cowboys, has emerged as a leading candidate to take on Cutcliff at Duke, sources told CBS Sports. Once a four-year Green Devils secretary who then worked as an assistant in 1996, concerns may be mutual, but time will tell whether Duke can push Edwards out of the professional ranks. and a defense currently ranked among the top five. inside NFL.
From the Cowboys’ perspective, this is not a unique situation. In 2020, they played against Bang Boise as Broncos try to remove offensive coordinator Kellen Moore – a record-setting midfielder during his time at BSU – to become their next coach. Instead, owner Jerry Jones pulled out his bottomless checkbook and gave Moore an offer he couldn’t refuse, one that included a three-year contract extension to keep him. We stay in Dallas.
Edwards was once responsible for leading a defense in the top 10 for many years Minnesota Vikings under the leadership of Mike Zimmer and was the 2020 lead to land the defensive coordinator job in Dallas before the Cowboys moved on to Dan Quinn and subsequently gave Edwards a larger role on the team’s staff. Quinn, a role that involves the hands-on training of a corps of defenders led by rookie phenom. Micah Parsons. The 54-year-old also attracted interest last year from Chicago Bears, who had hoped he would consider taking on the role of defense coordinator in Windy City, but that was not the case.
As one of the more respected defensive minds in football who has a background to back it up, Edwards seems like a no-brainer if the Blues judge him as a man who can take his alma mater. it to a new level. Duke is disappointed with a 3-9 overall record this season and a 0-8 finish in the ACC game.
The next recruit needs to be a home run to replace Cutcliffe, who finished 77-97 (35-79 ACC) in 14 seasons but has had four years where he’s won eight or more games at Duke.
https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/duke-coaching-search-cowboys-george-edwards-among-lead-candidates-to-take-over-for-david-cutcliffe/ Looking for Duke coach: Cowboys’ George Edwards among prime contenders to take over as David Cutcliffe