Dec 30, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Duke Blue Devils head coach David Cutcliff speaks at the coaches news conference for the Chick-fil-A Bowl from the Sheraton Hotel. Duke will face off against Texas A
Duke head coach David Cutcliffe has been named the 2013 Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award, awarded annually by the Bobby Dodd Foundation.
"The Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award is to honor the Bowl Championship Series college football coach whose programs represent quality on and off the field. The prestigious Dodd Trophy is presented each year by the CHICK-fil-A Bowl."
This is the fourth coach of the year award for Cutcliffe this year (Sporting News, Maxwell, Walter Camp), so I’ll try to avoid repeating his season summary for the fourth time in roughly three weeks.
Cutcliffe coached the hell out of Duke, who was picked to finish dead last in the ACC Coastal Division, and carried them to a storybook season that saw the Blue Devils win eight straight to close out the regular season. As for which storybook I’d relate it to, I’d have to find one that ends with all the characters being brutally murdered by Jameis Winston. Do they have one of those? Someone has to have published it by now.
Regardless of the ACC Championship game, it was a hell of a ride, and Cutcliffe has done more with this program than anyone could’ve imagined when he took over in 2008. To watch all the awards finally pour in has been enjoyable, to say the least, and he has everyone in Durham ecstatic about the future of this program.