Cutcliffe named Sporting News Co-National Coach of the Year

Posted December 13, 2013

Duke coach David Cutcliffe the Devils' game versus Clemson on Saturday, November 3, 2012 in Durham, NC (Photo by Jack Morton).

— Duke head coach David Cutcliffe was named Sporting News Co-National Coach of the Year, sharing the honor with Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn.

Cutcliffe, already the winner of the ACC Coach of the year for the second consecutive season as well as the Walter Camp Foundation National Coach of the Year, is also a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award presented by the Football Writers Association of America, the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year and Bowden Coach of the Year awards

Cutcliffe has led Duke to a school-record 10 wins, an ACC Coastal Division title, a berth in the ACC Championship game and a trip to face No. 21 Texas A&M in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31. The Blue Devils have qualified for bowls in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school history and enter the bowl game ranked No. 24 in the BCS rankings.

Cutcliffe is the second coach in school history to earn national coach of the year recognition, joining Fred Goldsmith who earned the Bobby Dodd Award in 1994. 


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  • bottleman3 Dec 14, 2013

    My unc friend said coach Cutcliff didn't look like a football coach more like a professor. I said yes a professor of football.

  • Turtlehead Dec 14, 2013

    I'm a Terp and a natural anti-Dukey but as a fan of the ACC I have been pulling for Coach Cut and the Duke football program this season. I'm ACC to the bone and it hurts me that the Terps are heading to the Big 10 but that's a different discussion.
    Thank you Coach C for making Duke and regional ACC football nationally relevant once again..

  • rvm Dec 13, 2013

    as he should be

  • rushbot Dec 13, 2013

    congrats to coach cut!!! (and i just heard on the radio machine that feller down in alabama just signed hisself a multi-year contract extension..supposedly the alabama job was the only one that could tempt coach cut away, him being an alabama guy and all that)

  • modukev4 Dec 13, 2013

    Another day another just dessert for Cut. Grats coach.

  • mikeyfan5600 Dec 13, 2013

    I am an SEC fan, Arkansas, and laugh at the ACC fans when they try to compare conferences, However, I will say I was rooting for Duke and believe that Cutcliffe deserves the coach of the years honor above all others. What he has done for the Duke Program is amazing and I wish continued success in the ACC for him and the Blue Devils.

  • sburks1906 Dec 13, 2013

    This should be Cutcliffe's award. Sure Malzhan had a good season at Auburn, but Auburn DOES have some football tradition. Duke does not.

  • DUKE4EVER Dec 13, 2013

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    What is amazing is that they let anyone on any intelligence level post on these boards.

    GO DUKE!!

  • DEVILS1 Dec 13, 2013

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    People drinking the hatorade... Winning the Coastal Division Title, 10 games (one defensive stop from being 11-1 reg season), beating two top 20 teams within their division and an eight game winning streak is what won him the award. Auburn is going to lose to the same FSU team DUKE did.

  • Stilllearnin Dec 13, 2013

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    Do you know what make me LMFAO? Those sad , pitiful folks who had to enjoy someone else beat a team when their team couldn't do it!




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