Duke’s David Cutcliffe Was Not Offered Michigan Coaching Gig

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Oh it must be the off-season! Hot takes all around from Twitter, the latest being Dukes head coach David Cutcliffe being offered the University of Michigan football coaching position.


It could be likely that Cutcliffe was using this as a potential bargaining chip in getting an extension from the Blue Devils, but no formal offer was ever on the table, and I’m confident in saying that. There have been reports all around the football world, NFL included, saying that Cutcliffe and current Tennessee head coach Butch Jones, have rejected an offer from the Wolverines. Again, the most likely case was that there was never an offer, just the coaches looking to get paid a bit more for the success they’ve had in recent years.

We are a long way away from naming a new head coach in Ann Arbor, so I wouldn’t necessarily say the Wolverines are reeling right now. There still some time left before national signing day to build relationships with current recruits for the new head coaching staff, and they would not rush the decision, or an offer for a coach they felt couldn’t get the job done. A lot of people are saying it is Harbaugh or bust in Ann Arbor, but again I don’t think that’s true either. Michigan will be just fine if they miss out on Harbaugh, having potential coaches like Les Miles, Jay Gruden, and several top assistance still available, I believe it will be just fine.

In the words of Aaron Rodgers, relax. There’s plenty of time to name a head coach, but I can guarantee that Cutcliffe was not offered the job, simply the Wolverines just gauging interest.

The story is ongoing we will provide details as they come in.

David Mormino
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