Cutcliffe agrees to contract extension: 'This business is about people'

Posted by: Josh Kendall on Wednesday November 21, 2012


Posted by: Josh Kendall on November 21, 2012

It didn't take long for Duke to back up David Cutcliffe's commitment with one of its own.

cutcliffeThree days after Cutcliffe stated for the record that he would remain with the Blue Devils no matter who might come calling about another job, the school announced Wednesday morning that he has agreed to a contract extension through 2019.

"Without question, we have already made great discernible progress since David's arrival," athletic director Kevin White said in a statement released by the school.  "However, as we assess our future - based on prospect evaluations, ongoing recruitment activity and player development - we are extremely excited, if not euphoric! To be sure, 'Coach Cut' represents just a great fit at Duke.  David and the staff have done an exemplary job of leading the program, while subscribing to the highest intuitional ideals, both academically and athletically."

In his fifth season at Duke, Cutcliffe has the Blue Devils bowl eligible for the first time since 1994. He also beat rival North Carolina this season.

"This business is about people, and Karen and I could not be happier with the people we've associated ourselves with here at Duke," Cutcliffe said.  "President (Richard) Brodhead and Kevin White are the best of the best, and we are grateful for their support as we continue to build Duke's football program.  We've accomplished some of the goals we laid out five years ago, but are nowhere close to where we want to be."

Cutcliffe has 21 wins at Duke. The Blue Devils won 10 football games in the eight years before he arrived.

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Josh Kendall is a staff writer for CoachingSearch.com and has covered the SEC for more than 15 years for papers such as the Athens Banner-Herald, Macon Telegraph, and The State. He’s the father of two boys who he’s hoping don’t inherit his wide receiver frame and offensive guard feet. Follow @EyeOnCoaches on twitter and send your feedback to josh@coachingsearch.com




Josh Kendall is a staff writer for CoachingSearch.com and has covered the SEC for more than 15 years for papers such as the Athens Banner-Herald, Macon Telegraph, and The State. He’s the father of two boys who he’s hoping don’t inherit his wide receiver frame and offensive guard feet. Follow @EyeOnCoaches on twitter and send your feedback to josh@coachingsearch.com