Daivd Cutcliffe announced that he turned down interest from SEC power Tennessee and will remain with the Duke Blue Devils.
Cutcliffe said “After much thought and consideration, Karen and I reached the decision that Duke is the place for our family,” Cutcliffe said in a statement. “We have both family members and lifetime friends in the Knoxville community and share a deep respect for the University of Tennessee. Our ties to the school and the Eastern Tennessee area are obvious. But before Tennessee’s hiring process comes to a conclusion, I know that Duke University is where we want to coach.
“I’ve said all along that what makes Duke so special is the people, and that is the truth. We’ve received tremendous support from President Richard Brodhead, Kevin White and the rest of the school’s administration and are very grateful for their efforts. We have the best coaching staff in the country, and are convinced that we will continue to build a successful football program that both the Duke and Durham communities will be proud of.”