ESPN: Cutcliffe to take job at Duke

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) UT Offensive Coordinator David Cutcliffe has agreed in principle to become the next head foot coach at Duke, according to ESPN.com.

ESPN.com Chris Low cites sources with knowledge of the situation as saying Cutcliffe will be introduced as the Blue Devils' coach at a news conference on Monday.

ESPN.com's Low says Cutcliffe is expected to remain with Tennessee through the Volunteers' bowl game.

Volunteer TV News has not been able to independently confirm this through the university or Cutcliffe.

WRAL.com in Raleigh, North Carolina quotes Duke Athletic Director Joe Alleva as saying the university hopes to have an offer in place by Saturday and perhaps a coach by Sunday.

During a news conference at UT late this morning, Cutcliffe told Volunteer TV News that he had not yet been offered the job at Duke.

Duke has been searching for a new head football coach since they fired Ted Roof after a 1-11 record this year and a 6-45 mark in five seasons.

The university has released no official statement.

Volunteer TV Sports Director Rick Russo will be at UT's practice this afternoon hoping for a comment from Cutcliffe.

Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and volunteertv.com for continued coverage of this developing news story.


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  • by Fred Location: Maryville on Dec 18, 2007 at 07:17 AM
    I would say Mr. Low's credibility is intact. Cut went didn't he?
  • by bill Location: k town on Dec 14, 2007 at 05:36 PM
    amen to susan's comments. chris Low is lossing credibility.
  • by HAROLDATKODAK Location: KODAK on Dec 14, 2007 at 05:26 PM
    I HOPE THE BUM LEAVES AN TAKES THE REST OF THE BUMS TENN CALLS COACHES.A LOT OF HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS COULD BEAT THE VOLS,WHAT WE NEED IS SOUTH CAROLINA COACH THEN WE COULD START BEING A FOOTBALL TEAM INSTEAD OF DOPE DEALING THUGS
  • by SUSAN on Dec 14, 2007 at 04:14 PM
    Is this the same ESPN that reported Les Miles was going to Michigan? I won't believe it until I hear it from Cutcliff. I am so tired of the media trying to be the first to report something that they will report anything true or false just to be first. Whatever happened to responsible journalism?

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