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Who is on the short list to succeed David Cutcliffe?

Ten candidates for Duke football's head coaching vacancy

With the David Cutcliffe era officially coming in Durham, the focus now shifts to identifying who the next Duke head coach could be. Here is a list of 10 candidates that athletic director Nina King might have in mind, grouped into two categories. The main qualities we took into account were a potential coach's recruiting chops and ability to produce sustained winning. 

Running back Mataeo Durant is 63 yards shy of tying the Duke single-season rushing yards record.

Beats' picks: Can Duke football pick up a conference win in its last game of the season against Miami?

Every football game, our beat writers Cam Polo, Jake Piazza, Max  Rego, Alex Jackson, Micah Hurewitz and Jonathan Levitan will be here to  give you their picks for Duke's upcoming matchup, and we'll keep track  of their prediction records every week. This is Duke's last game of the 2021 season, and it enters this one against Miami as 21-point underdogs.