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Head Football Coach of the Duke University Blue Devils

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David Cutcliffe Biography

David Cutcliffe was born September 16, 1954 and is the head football coach of the Duke Blue Devils and the former head coach of the Ole Miss Rebels. He is best-known for coaching Super Bowl MVP Peyton Manning, at Tennessee, and Eli Manning, at Ole Miss, and for producing record setting offenses at both schools. Almost all offensive records at both schools were set during Cutcliffe's time as coach.

Cutcliffe was hired as the head football coach at Duke University on December 14, 2007. He was hired to replace Ted Roof who had amassed a 6-45 win-loss record (333 in the ACC) over four plus years. Duke has had only three winning seasons in the last 25 years and, before the 2008 season, had not beaten an ACC opponent in over three seasons.

Cutcliffe immediately began a strength and conditioning program, challenging the team to collectively lose 1,000 pounds, after finding the team in less than ideal physical shape.

On Saturday, August 30, 2008, David Cutcliffe won his first game as Duke's head coach, defeating the James Madison Dukes 317, before a crowd of 32,571, the largest on-hand in Wallace Wade Stadium since 1994. The game marked the introduction of a number of rituals which Cutcliffe hopes to turn into Duke traditions, including: the Blue Devil Walk, parading the players and coaching staff from Duke Chapel, through West Campus and past Cameron Indoor Stadium to Wallace Wade Stadium and the Blue Devil Rock, located in the stadium tunnel, mined from the same quarry used in the construction of West Campus of Duke University.

In the following game, Duke lost to Northwestern in a mirror image game of the year before, falling short of a touchdown deep in Northwestern territory twice. After the home loss against Northwestern, Navy challenged Duke in Wallace Wade and Duke won 4131. Cutcliffe then led Duke to its first ACC victory since 2004, with a 313 rout of Virginia. This was a complete and ironic turn-around compared to the team's 2006 game against UVA in which the Blue Devils were shut out 370 in Wallace Wade. Duke proceeded to lose to Georgia Tech and Miami before notching its first road win of the season, a 107 victory over SEC opponent Vanderbilt. Next, on the road at Wake Forest, Duke lost a heartbreaker in overtime, 3330, due to usually reliable kicker Nick Maggio missing what would have been a game-winning field goal at the end of regulation. That was the second time Duke's kicker has done that, following the miss at UNC in the previous season. Duke went on to lose to a vulnerable Clemson team 317.

Cutcliffe has coached NFL quarterbacks Heath Shuler, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Erik Ainge, Josh Cohron and Brady Quinn.



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