Birthday: December 4, 1975 But despite seeing four players selected in last springs NFL Draft, the most Blue Devils picked in a single draft since 1972, the teams inability to be competitive in ACC play caused Dukes administration to begin looking for a new coach. Duke and coach David Cutcliffe have mutually agreed to part ways, the school announced Sunday. We will win championships, on the field, in the fall. WebDuke Blue Devils Coaches | College Football at via Sports About logos Duke Blue Devils Coaches Seasons: 101 (1922 to 2022) Record For Elko and his yet to be finalized coaching staff, that quest starts in Dukes backyard. The True Hiring Score or THS is compiled by a complex formula bringing together many different factors. Johns has spent time as the offensive coordinator at Texas Tech, Western Michigan and Indiana as well, and has been on a college coaching staff since 1999. Is Coach Philip Montgomery on the Hot Seat? The ACC had three of the games 10 highest-paid coaches, four of the top 20. Here is a list of 10 candidates that athletic director Nina King might have in mind, grouped into two categories. He also made stops at the University of Richmond, where he coached the defensive ends (2003) and wide receivers (2002), and Piqua High School in Ohio as the quarterbacks and defensive secondary coach (1998). While there, Johns helped the Tigers earn three bowl invitations, including a 25-10 win over Florida Atlantic in the 2020 Montgomery Bowl. Remember this guy? Smith has also been the defensive coordinator for Arkansas and Minnesota, and was the linebackers coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013. 38 ranking this season. Architect of the offense on the University of Tennessee's 1998 national championship squad. Freeman likely will have better offers on the table, but this is absolutely worth a phone call. and after that, I was excited and happy'', Estelle Johnson: It's awesome half the roster is also new, Pinto: It's so great playing close to home in front of family and friends, Statewide Scoreboard: NCHSAA basketball regional championships, NCHSAA Basketball Regionals: Schedule, matchups, locations, tickets, how to watch, Last second tally sends Cardinal Gibbons past T.C. 2019 Ed Orgeron (LSU) 2018 Dabo Swinney (Clemson) 2017 Scott Frost (UCF) 2016 P.J. Duke and North Carolina clash to close the regular season at Smith Center on Saturday night. Taken No. The Tigers accumulated more than 500 yards of total offense seven times on the year, including 542 yards versus Big Ten foe Penn State in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. After broadcasting nearly 1,900 football and mens basketball games for Duke since 1976, Harris will hang up his headset following the 2016-17 mens basketball season. What Are the Duties of Football Coaches?Strategic Duties. In the buck stops here fashion, head football coaches are responsible for a teams overall offensive and defensive strategies.Practice Makes Perfect. High School Lessons. Coaching in College. Professional Football Coaches. Connelly's C-USA preview, part 2: Which returning teams could rule new-look league? The independent news organization of Duke University. This season, Rutgers ranked 52nd nationally in points per game allowed, giving up 24.6 a contest. Elko touched on many topics during his remarks and in response to questions from the media, but here are the main takeaways from the festivities. Other candidates included former Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis, Army coach Jeff Monken and Dallas Cowboys assistant George Edwards, sources said. Washington earned FWAA Freshman All-America praise in 2020 after recording 43 receptions for 743 yards (17.3 avg) with six touchdowns. He also assisted with coaching the quarterbacks and wide receivers after arriving as a co-offensive coordinator in 2011. Check back for more updates. Cutcliffe took Duke to its lone ACC championship game appearance in 2013 but oversaw the 13-game ACC losing streak the Blue Devils will carry into next season. But then, it was time to lay out his plan for Duke, starting with an impassioned directive for everyone with a semblance of connection to the program. Spencers hiring was reported Jan. 11 by the News & Observers Steve Wiseman after the Giants fired head coach Joe Judge. Signup for our weekly newsletter. Bower and Elko spent time coaching together at Texas A&M this past season, where Bower worked as a defensive analyst. Duke has hired Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mike Elko as its next coach, the school announced Friday. Cutcliffe first became a college head coach at Mississippi on Dec. 2, 1998. Elkos press conference began in modest fashion, as the 44-year-old thanked those in his life who have helped him get to this point. This article was last updated Jan. 15 at 7:10 p.m. after the reports of Spencer opting to become the defensive line coach at Florida. Theyre out there. Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information. Jake Piazza is a Trinity senior and was sports editor of The Chronicle's 117th volume. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. As a matter of policy, Sports Reference only reports the results of games as played on the field. Horns' Robinson: Versatility worthy of early pick, QB Young 5-10 1/8, 204 pounds at NFL combine, Wolverines' Turner wows with 4.26 40 at combine, Smart backs UGA culture after fatal crash, arrests, Kelly inks contract extension at UCLA through '27, Top QB prospect Levis eager to unleash 'cannon', Smith-Njigba feels 100% after injury-marred '22. With an 89-54 record across North Greenville, Delta State, Charleston Southern and now Coastal Carolina, the 44-year-old is up next. In his three years with the Pirates, Houstons bunch has improved in conference play each season, culminating in a 5-3 mark in 2021. In the time since, he has led four different safeties Tanner Muse, KVon Wallace, Nolan Turner and Andrew Mukuba to a total of five All-ACC selections. Fleck (Western Michigan) 2015 Tom Herman (Houston) Beats' picks: Will Duke football pull off the upset against Notre Dame? Johns, who has over 10 years of experience as an offensive coordinator, comes to Durham after serving three seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Memphis. Elsewhere, Maryland wide receivers coach Zohn Burden is reportedly expected to join the program as wide receivers coach. I want to thank (former Duke president) Dick Brodhead for the opportunity to come here, Cutcliffe said. Or write about sports? Despite it being just his first year at Notre Dame, Freemans unit has not skipped a beat, ranking 11th nationally in points allowed per game as the Fighting Irish sit 11-1 and in College Football Playoff Contention. It was the Blue Devils' third straight losing season. The independent news organization of Duke University. At Duke, he coached Daniel Jones to a first-round selection with the New York Giants in 2019. After some detailed and amiable discussions with Nina King, weve mutually decided that it is the right time for change in the leadership of Duke Football, Cutcliffe said in a statement from Duke. twitter. Creating a vibrant home field advantage in Wallace Wade Stadium was a struggle throughout the latter stages of Cutcliffes tenure, despite multiple seismic home victories during a run of four straight bowl appearances and a Coastal division title starting in 2012. We will be a lifelong partner with them in whatever future endeavors they choose to pursue, whether it be in the NFL or in the workplace.. If you previously used a social network to login to, click the Forgot your password link to reset your password. The school fired him in 2004 following his first losing season. That included his wife and three kids, his former players and the coaches he has served with over the yearsparticularly Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson, LSU head coach Brian Kelly and Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher. You want a program builder? Frazier, 63, was hired as defensive coordinator of the Bills when Sean McDermott got the head coach job in 2017. A creative option, but one that King could consider. We will be competitive in the classroom, we will graduate our student-athletes, Elko said. Who is on the short list to succeed David Cutcliffe? He finishes with a 35-79 record in ACC play. Before Memphis, Johns spent the 2018 season as the offensive coordinator/inside wide receivers and tight ends coach at Texas Tech University. Three trades in a chaotic top five, The new law changing service academy football, and the coaches pushing back, Realignment chatter: How the Pac-12 holds the key to it all. Joe Rudolph, Wisconsin offensive coordinator. WebDuke football coaching search: Who could replace David Cutcliffe? He lifted our program to unprecedented heights, both on and off the field, while maintaining the core values of the University and we could not be more appreciative of his mentorship of every student-athlete who played for Duke during his tenure. Duke lost eight games in a row to finish 3-9 this season, failing to win an ACC game for the first time since 2007. WebStaff Directory Categories Name Title Phone Email Address; Football Assistant Strength Coach (Football) 615.322.3565: Dustin Curran: Assistant Strength Coach (Football) 615.322.3565: Ben Cauthen: Chief of Staff. He was previously sports managing editor for Volume 117. Named Dukes coach on Dec. 15, 2007, Cutcliffe took over a program considered the nations worst. by Mastercard, Victoria's Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts. Hes won numerous state-level press association awards. Roberson, 1-0, NC's Tommy Paul and American tennis are having a moment at the Australian Open, Stackhouse, Barnes, Strange highlight 2023 NC Sports HOF class, Durham, N.C. Duke head football coach Mike Elko announced Monday that Kevin Johnswill join the Blue Devil gridiron program and serve as the offensive coordinator. Two years prior, Indiana had five career 1,000-yard receivers playing at the same time. Elko referenced the Duke brand throughout the morning, and pledged to use that brand as a tool to bring in talent from around the country. With Duke mustering just four wins in conference play over the last three seasons, Elko has his work cut out for him over the coming months and years if he is to build a winning organization. During that game, the Tigers set a school-record, coming back from a 17-point deficit in the third quarter to earn the 50-49 win. With the coaching change and finally getting some offensive-minded guys in, they found his talents and utilized them. He was previously sports managing editor for Volume 117. Editor's note: This article has been updated since the program announced Dougherty as its special teams coordinator. He would certainly bring a shift in mentality on the offensive side of the ball after Cutcliffe's spread-oriented approach. facebook Elko, who replaces longtime sheriff David Cutcliffe, was introduced as the 22nd head coach in Blue Devil history to an assembled group of players, fans, University officials and media members inside Pascal Field House. Miami defeats Duke 47-10 to drop the Blue Devils to 0-8 in ACC play this season. I can't say enough about all the faithful alumni and friends that gave us an opportunity to build and win here. It will not stop there, however. One of the quickest risers in the coaching industry, Freeman exceled as Luke Fickells right-hand man on the defensive side at Cincinnati for four seasons before bolting to the Fighting Irish this past January. Max Rego is a Trinity senior and an associate sports editor for The Chronicle's 118th volume. Share and discuss Duke football welcomes new coaches to Mike Elko's staff on social media. In recent weeks, Cutcliffe was adamant that he had no plans to retire, saying just last Monday, I dont know if I look worn out or look all that bad, but I got a lot of fire in me. However, Guerrieri and numerous other assistants are no longer on the program's coaching staff directory, and Adam Rowe of 247Sports reported that Elko would only bring back associate head coach/defensive backs Trooper Taylor, who also served as interim head coach after David Cutcliffe and the program parted ways last month. He's been coaching since 2010 and has spent time on the Rutgers and Notre Dame coaching staffs, among others. Memphis totaled five games with over 500 yards of total offense, including an impressive 703 total yards against Central Florida. I want to make sure we say that again. After previous reports of three coaching staff hires under new Oklahoma head coach Brent Venables, the Sooners officially announced Jerry Schmidt, Brandon Hall and Miguel Chavis on Friday. The main qualities we took into account were a potential coach's recruiting chops and ability to produce sustained success. This might be the safest bet in terms of who Nina King hires, especially considering his $755,000 salary. Tim Banks, Tennessee defensive coordinator. 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Children: Logan, Tyler and Carter The independent news organization of Duke University. Cutcliffe guided Duke to 77 wins, six bowl appearances and the 2013 ACC Coastal Division championship. This is a developing story. He also mentored Gainwell and Tahj Washington to All-American accolades. WebThe 2021 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 2021 NCAA Division I FBS football In his first season, Memphis ranked among the top 20 nationally in nine statistical categories: passing yards (7th), scoring offense (8th), passing yards/completion (9th), total offense (10th), first downs (10th), passing efficiency (10th), passing offense (17th), passing touchdowns (17th) and third down percentage (19th). Duke completed a 3-9 season on Saturday, losing 47-10 to Miami for its first winless ACC season since 2007. His mastery with quarterbacks has been well told, serving as coach to both Peyton and Eli Manning in previous stops at Tennessee and Ole Miss. Account Executive, Ticket His 14 seasons at Duke are second only to Bill Murrays 15 years (1951-65) in terms of consecutive seasons as head coach with the Blue Devils. twitter, Prop bets for Duke men's basketball vs. North Carolina. Over subsequent days, Elko would tap into existing relationships to add assistants to his staff. 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During his second term, he joined the staff as an assistant coach with the running backs from 2004-05 before beginning work with the wide receivers and serving as the program's recruiting coordinator for the 2006-07 seasons. A top-20 recruiter according to 247Sports, Rudolph certainly deserves some credit for Wisconsin consistently producing stellar rushing attacks. Send Message. Im not sure just yet what the future will look like, but I am looking forward to some family time to reflect a bit on the past and see what the future holds., This is a developing story and will be updated. 22 national ranking in total offense in 2020 and a No. From our first conversations, I knew Mike, Michelle and their children would make phenomenal additions to the Duke family!". I'm very thankful for Kevin White and Nina and their leadership. He would obviously have to tweak the triple option, but he has already slightly modernized it during his time in Annapolis, Md. UNC football introduces newest coach with previous NFL ties as spring drills begin. That did not dissuade Elko from setting the bar high Monday, with a statement that reverberated throughout the room. 2022 HEAD COACH: MIKE ELKO OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR / QBs KEVIN JOHNS Memphis OC ASSOCIATE HC / RUNNING BACKS TROOPER TAYLOR Duke was also expected to bring in former 2016-17: Montana (defensive coordinator) 2018: Temple (senior defensive advisor) 2019-20: Georgia Tech (defensive analyst) 2021: Valdosta State (defensive coordinator) What stands out to me in the press release was this quote: At Georgia Tech, Semore will serve as linebackers coach. Thomas Antolik. NFL combine Day 2 recap: Which draft prospects are rising? Stay tuned here as Mike Elkofills out his coaching staff for the 2022 season. He has 10 years of head coaching experience dating back to his time at Division II Lenoir-Rhyne, with a 94-44 record to boot. Johns served a second stint on staff at Northwestern University from 2004-10 in a variety of different roles after a three-year tenure from 1999-2001 as an offensive graduate assistant. How much are Football Coaches Really Worth? New Duke football coach Mike Elko acknowledges the crowd as he is introduced during Duke basketball game against S.C. State at Cameron Indoor Stadium Dougherty served in the same capacity at Ball State for the eight years prior to his arrival in Durham. He adds new staff daily, but as of right now here is who will be coaching up the team next year starting with the defense. All rights reserved. WebThe official Football page for the Duke University Roster Coaches Stats Signing Lacrosse Men's Soccer Women's Soccer Softball Staff Directory Job Opportunities