Duke Hires Cutcliffe

Duke has hired Tennessee offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe as its football coach.

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press Cutcliffe will be introduced during a news conference tomorrow.

The former Mississippi coach emerged during the past week as Duke's top choice to take a program that has lost all but 22 games during the past 13 seasons.

The 53-year-old coach said earlier in the day he had interviewed for the position, but denied receiving an offer. The decision to hire Cutcliffe apparently was reached during an evening meeting of Duke's search committee.


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