Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Cutcliffe says he's staying at Duke

Duke football coach David Cutcliffe (left) put to rest any speculation he’d be interested in the Tennessee job.

“To put an end to any speculation, I’m at Duke. I’m staying at Duke. And (Tennessee) is not even part of the thought process,” Cutcliffe said at his weekly news conference on Tuesday.

Tennessee coach Phil Fulmer, a longtime friend and colleague of Cutcliffe, said Monday that he would step down at the end of the season. The Volunteers are 3-6. Duke is 4-4 overall in Cutcliffe’s first season heading into Saturday’s home game against N.C. State.

Cutcliffe was an assistant to Fulmer at Tennessee from 1982-98 and 2006-07.

- Luciana Chavez