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Cutcliffe repeats as ACC CoY, named national finalist

Posted December 3, 2013

After leading Duke to a 10-2 regular season and the ACC Coastal Division title, Blue Devils head coach David Cutcliffe was named the ACC Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year Tuesday.

Cutcliffe has also been named one of three finalists for the Maxwell National Coach of the Year joining Gus Malzahn of Auburn and Gary Pinkel of Missouri.

The 10 wins are the most in school history as the No. 20 ranked Blue Devils prepare to play No. 1 Florida State in the ACC Championship game Saturday in Charlotte. The Blue Devils’ 10 wins in 2013 are  also as many victories as the program had for the 2000 through 2007 seasons combined, prior to Cutcliffe’s arrival in 2008.

Cutcliffe was the choice of 62 of the 65 Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association members casting ballots. Boston College first-year coach Steve Addazio received two votes, and Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher received the other.

Cutcliffe's repeat honor marks the first time the Blue Devils have had a back-to-back ACC Coach of the Year recipient since Steve Spurrier was named in 1988 and 1989.

“(I’m) very appreciative of our staff and all of the support people that surround Duke football,” Cuttcliffe said. “It’s the best group of people, including the entire Duke football family – best group of people I’ve been around.”

The Blue Devils will make consecutive bowl appearances for the first time in school history and Duke closed out the regular season with eight straight wins, tied for the fourth-longest win streak in school history.

The winner of the national coach of the year award will be announced on Dec. 19, and formally given the award at a gala in March.

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, who led the Seminoles to a 12-0 regular-season record and the top spot in the BCS standings, was named the ACC Rookie of the Year after receiving 56 of the 65 ACSMA nods.

On Monday, Duke assistant head coach and offensive coordinator Kurt Roper was named one of five finalists for the Broyles Award, an honor presented annually to the top assistant coach in the nation.

“We are certainly so proud for Kurt with this recognition – it is truly deserved,” said Cutcliffe, who won the Broyles Award in 1998 while a member of the staff at Tennessee. “I know what the award stands for and without a doubt Kurt Roper has earned the opportunity to stand next to the finest assistant coaches in America. “

Duke’s offense is one of just four in the ACC to compile 20-plus rushing touchdowns and 20-plus passing scores, doing so for the first time in school history.

Roper is joined by Rhett Lashlee (Offensive Coordinator, Auburn), Philip Montgomery (Offensive Coordinator, Baylor), Jeremy Pruitt (Defensive Coordinator, Florida State) and Pat Narduzzi (Defensive Coordinator, Michigan State) as finalists.

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  • UpChuck Dec 3, 11:10 a.m.

    Should be a "no-brainer" for Cutcliffe to win this award for ACC COY and for the national COY.

  • DUKE4EVER Dec 3, 11:13 a.m.

    This is no surprise.

  • Mr. Hans Dec 3, 11:21 a.m.

    Should be a "no-brainer" for Cutcliffe to win this award for ACC COY and for the... View More

    — Posted by UpChuck

    I'd like to see him win it as well, but I get the feeling one of the SEC coaches is going to get it.

  • abcersimback Dec 3, 11:23 a.m.

    no brainer. malzahn because he beat saban.7-1 in the sec.

  • 903 Hook em banned Dec 3, 11:29 a.m.

    Whether he gets it or not, I just love seeing all the love for Duke football. Looking forward to 4 more weeks of it...

  • ttc248 Dec 3, 11:41 a.m.

    Congratulations to Coach Cutcliffe, his staff and the team. Any individual honor is due to the combined efforts of them all. They have indeed earned recognition this year.

  • iron fist Dec 3, 11:44 a.m.

    Well deserved Coach Cutcliffe and staff have done an outstanding job at Duke I hope politics don't keep him from winning. NO one has done a better job this season.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Dec 3, 11:46 a.m.

    ACC COY is probably a given. But National COY is not that obvious. I'm thinking Malzahn from Auburn. If they go on to beat Missouri and win their BCS game, I think he is the COY. Especially after the year Auburn had last season.

    But HUGE cudos to Coach Cut and Duke for doing what most didn't think was possible.

  • davidgnews Dec 3, 11:48 a.m.

    Congrats to the team and Coach Cut, who took this program from the outhouse to the penthouse. He deserves this award.

  • raleighboy524 Dec 3, 11:58 a.m.

    "ACC COY is probably a given. But National COY is not that obvious. I'm thinking Malzahn from Auburn. If they go on to beat Missouri and win their BCS game, I think he is the COY. Especially after the year Auburn had last season. -- DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT"

    Do you really think any other coach in the country could do what Cut has done, given Duke's talent level and academic requirements? I don't think so. No way he should not be national COY.

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CAR 4
TOR 1
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DUKE 66
UCONN 56
Final
CHI 103
NYK 97
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HOU 90
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MIL 81
 
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GSW 65
OKC 63
 
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UVA 70
CLST 54
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LIU 69
FIU 58
 
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STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
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LEH 65
 
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SHU 89
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RICH 65
SALA 54
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CAN 60
USB 59
 
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DEL 62
TEMPL 82
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WCU 56
WRST 69
 
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YALE 57
 
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SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
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RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
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NICST 54
 
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CHAR 75
APP 65
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MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
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DUKE 66
UCONN 56
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BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
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PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
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JST 66
SMISS 46
 
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SD 55
MNTST 53
 
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UAB 70
LSU 79
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EVAN 81
OHIO 69
 
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CSFU 72
CSDH 50
 
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ORST 78
DEP 51
 
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PAC 55
NEV 53
 
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USF 77
PORST 40
 
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IDAHO 75
WALLA 31
 
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UTST 44
CALST 33
 
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PIT 1
COL 0
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FLA 2
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TOR 1
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CLB 4
WAS 5
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EDM 3
 
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STL 3
 
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JAC 21
TEN 13