Sep 27, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Duke Blue Devils head coach David Cutcliffe reacts during the first half against the Miami Hurricanes at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
College Coaching Candidates
There haven’t been too many college coaches that have made the giant leap to the NFL and enjoyed success.
However, while in the past it may have been rare to see a college coach do well professionally, college coaches are becoming a nice little trend as of late. Jim Harbaugh, Chip Kelly and Pete Carroll have helped lead the way and were all college coaches that left for head coaching positions in the NFL and have thrived.
John Elway may want to, in particular, take a look at David Cutcliffe of Duke University. Cutcliffe has rebuilt the likes of Ole Miss, and more recently Duke, who’s now joined Florida State and Clemson as the class of the ACC, which is unbelievable. He’s more famously remembered for being a quarterback guru and the man who sculpted Peyton Manning and his brother Eli into what they are today.
Cutcliffe seems to be cemented in the college trenches but given his close relationship with Peyton as well as the lure Denver has, especially with what they have to work with on offense, it could be quite appealing to him.