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Bowl-eligible Duke rewards Cutcliffe with extension

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Duke has extended the contract of coach David Cutcliffe after the Blue Devils achieved bowl eligibility for the first time since 1994, the school announced Wednesday.

The agreement runs through June 2019. Terms were not disclosed, but according to USA Today, Cutcliffe made $1.8 million this year.

"Without question, we have already made great discernible progress since David's arrival," athletic director David White said in a statement. "However, as we assess our future -- based on prospect evaluations, ongoing recruitment activity and player development -- we are extremely excited, if not euphoric. To be sure, 'Coach Cut' represents just a great fit at Duke."

Cutcliffe's record at Duke is 21-39 in five seasons. Some reports had named him as a potential candidate for the Tennessee opening.

"We've accomplished some of the goals we laid out five years ago, but are nowhere close to where we want to be," Cutcliffe said.
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