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Cutcliffe, Duke Earn More National Praise national columnist Gregg Doyel posted a piece on Wake Forest's Jim Grobe this morning, but if you scroll down, you'll notice a nice sidebar about Duke's own David Cutcliffe in which Doyel calls the coach the best hire of the offseason.

The lede? How about...

Speaking of strange sights ... what is David Cutcliffe doing at Duke?

...follow that with...

The Wake Forest job is hard. Duke is impossible. And Cutcliffe wasn't desperate.

...add the zinger...

This man has a large resume. Duke has a miniature football program. Why would he go there?

...and you've got yourself a story we might be reading in about 100 different permutations once football season starts, particularly if that season includes wins. Whatever the results, though, Cutcliffe has made Duke Football into a national story, and not just because of Steve Spurrier's annual farce of a top-25 vote.

--by Meredith Shiner


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