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Duke Football: David Cutcliffe is the Second Best ACC Coach

Duke Football: David Cutcliffe

Duke Football: David Cutcliffe

The ACC has its share of great college football coaches. One of the best in the conference is Duke's David Cutcliffe.

In Athlon Sports' ACC Coach Rankings, the Blue Devils’ head coach is listed at No. 2, just behind Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney (No. 1) and just ahead of Syrucause head coach Dino Babers (No. 3).

Here's why: Duke is one of the toughest Power 5 jobs at the FBS level, but Cutcliffe continues to reel off winning seasons. The Blue Devils are 67-72 with six bowl trips under his watch and claimed the 2013 ACC Coastal title. While Cutcliffe’s overall record in Durham is under .500, Duke is 52-39 over the last seven years. Also, the No. 23 final ranking at the end of the 2013 season marked the program’s first top 25 finish since 1961. Of the Blue Devils’ 14 bowl appearances, six have come under Cutcliffe’s direction. The veteran coach is also one of the top quarterback gurus in college football. Cutcliffe also went 44-29 from 1998-2004 at Ole Miss, which puts his overall record at 111-101 going into the 2019 season.

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