Unlike most head coaches at the BCS level, David Cutcliffe has never had the luxury of benefitting from a finished indoor practice facility.
While serving as the head coach at Ole Miss, the Rebels opened an $18 million dollar state-of-the-art indoor facility during the fall of 2004, but by the middle of December, Cutcliffe was dismissed as the head coach of the Rebels.
Duke, however, will soon open its brand new multi-purpose fieldhouse that will house a 120-yard playing surface for the football program.
Cutcliffe and his coaching staff, several of which were on his staff at Ole Miss, will finally have the opportunity to showcase one of the most critical features for a D1 program. (See Lou Holtz’ comments from Tuesday night)
Cutcliffe is entering his fourth year as the head coach of the Blue Devils. He has compiled a 12-24 record, winning two more games than the program had won in the previous eight seasons before he arrived.
Here’s Coach Cutcliffe talking about what’s ahead for the Duke coaches and program: