In an announcement that shouldn’t be considered that much of a surprise, Duke Blue Devils head coach David Cutcliffe was named the ACC Coach of the Year on Tuesday for a second straight season.
This year, though, this accomplishment may be just a tad more deserved than last year’s.
Cutcliffe led this team to a 10-2 record and are getting set to face off against the top-ranked Florida State Seminoles in the ACC Championship Game in Charlotte.
What Cutcliffe has accomplished this season has been monumental, as a 10-win campaign for the Duke football program is pretty much unfathomable. The coach has people talking about the team here in early December when everyone’s entire focus in Durham is usually turned toward the hardwood at this point.
Cutcliffe released a brief statement following hearing of the honor:
“(I’m) very appreciative of our staff and all of the support people that surround Duke football,” Cutcliffe said in a statement. “It’s the best group of people, including the entire Duke football family — best group of people I’ve been around.”