Nov 16, 2013; Durham, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils Associate Head Coach Scottie Montgomery jumps in the arms of cornerback Ross Cockrell (6) after Cockrell broke up a Miami Hurricanes pass at Wallace Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

Duke Blue Devils name Scottie Montgomery OC

On Monday, the Duke Blue Devils named their replacement for former offensive coordinator Kurt Roper.

Roper left the the Blue Devils to take the same job with the Florida Gators on head coach Will Muschamps’s staff, replacing Brent Pease, who was fired earlier this year.

The Blue Devils promoted wide receivers’ coach Scottie Montgomery, according to the Associated Press.

Montgomery had been considered the favorite to replace Kurt Roper after he left in December for the same coordinator’s job at Florida.

Cutcliffe says Montgomery will also work with Duke’s quarterbacks and will call the offensive plays.

The promotion leaves a vacancy on the staff for a receivers coach and Cutcliffe says graduate assistant Jeff Faris is working with the wideouts during spring practice.

Montgomery played for Duke from 1996-1999 and was the team’s leading receiver three times. He played three years in the NFL and joined Duke as wide receivers’ coach from 2006-2009. He was then the Pittsburgh’s Steelers’ wide receivers’ coach for the next three years before returning to Duke prior to the 2013 season.

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