Friday, December 14, 2007

Former Rebel Head Coaches Land New Jobs

Two former Ole Miss head coaches have reportedly landed new jobs today. David Cutcliffe is being reported as the new head coach a Duke, which I would think is an outstanding fit for him. Duke is very very bad at football and it will be a challenge for Cut to turn this program into a winning one, but I think he will win some games there, it will just take time. It is probably a more stable job than the OC at UT. The ESPN story below explains the Cut deal.

Also today, rumors are floating that Ed Orgeron has been hired as the D-Line coach at the Oakland Raiders. I have no idea if this is true. What I do know to be true is the fact that Kiffen and Orgeron are very good friends, and Kiffen is probably helping his buddy get back into the game. I don't see Orgeron staying in the pros too long.

(ESPN)Tennessee assistant head coach David Cutcliffe has agreed in principle to become the next football coach at Duke, sources with knowledge of the situation said Friday.
It is expected that Cutcliffe will be announced as Blue Devils coach in the next few days and will be introduced at a Monday news conference in Durham, N.C. Cutcliffe will remain with Tennessee through the Volunteers' bowl game.
Citing sources in the Vols program, the Knoxville News-Sentinel reported on its Web site early Friday that Cutcliffe was expected to accept the post.
At media day before the Vols' Outback Bowl matchup with Wisconsin, Cutcliffe said he had not been offered the job at Duke. He declined to take any questions about the vacancy, but acknowledged he interviewed for the job.
Longtime NFL assistant coach Hue Jackson, currently the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons, interviewed for the vacancy on Friday. Duke.
Duke has been looking for a new coach since Nov. 26, when the school fired Ted Roof after a 1-11 record in 2007 and a 6-45 mark in five seasons.