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Cutcliffe to Speak at N.C. HS Football Coaches Clinic
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 02/04/2011
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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke head football coach David Cutcliffe will serve as the keynote speaker at the 2011 North Carolina High School Football Coaches Clinic in Greensboro on Saturday morning.

In three seasons at Duke, Cutcliffe has guided the Blue Devils to 12 victories — two more than the program’s total in the previous eight seasons (2000-07) combined.  Three Duke players — linebacker Michael Tauiliili (2008), defensive tackle Vince Oghobaase (2009) and kicker Will Snyderwine (2010) — have earned All-America honors during Cutcliffe’s tenure.

In 2010, the Blue Devil offense produced an average of 381.3 yards per game — Duke’s highest total since 1989 — as quarterback Sean Renfree became just the fourth player in school history to throw for over 3,000 yards.  In addition, kicker Will Snyderwine was a first team All-America honoree after booting a school single-season record 21 field goals and compiling 95 points to post the second-highest single-season total in Duke history. 

Cutcliffe’s second campaign at Duke — 2009 — yielded a 5-7 ledger to give the program its most wins in a season since 1994.  Quarterback Thaddeus Lewis, a two-time All-ACC selection and current member of the St. Louis Rams organization, led the conference in passing after throwing for 3,330 yards and 20 touchdowns against just eight interceptions.  Lewis concluded his career with 10,065 yards to rank first at Duke and second in ACC history in passing yardage.

In 2008, Cutcliffe led the Blue Devils to four victories — matching the school’s win total from the previous four seasons combined.

Duke’s fan support has also increased since Cutcliffe took the helm of the gridiron program.  In his first season, Duke set a school single-season record with four home crowds of 30,000 or more spectators.  Eight of Duke’s 20 home dates in the Cutcliffe Era have reached 30,000 fans — compared to just four of the previous 47 home games prior to his arrival.

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