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Coach Cutcliffe Looking Out For His Draft-Eligible Players

Nice work by Coach Cut but we have one mild issue with this.

Duke v Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 19: Head coach David Cutcliffe of the Duke Blue Devils paces the sideline in the second half during a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium on October 19, 2019 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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We’re big David Cutcliffe fans around here and not just because he’s made Duke football relevant again.

We really like Cutcliffe because he’s shown such admirable character. Winning with character is much better than having a guy like, say, Bobby Petrino having to explain his many shortcomings.

So it didn’t surprise us at all that when he realized the pandemic would affect how his seniors were analyzed by the NFL prior to the draft Cutcliffe would do what he could to help.

So basically he put together extremely thorough profiles of his players, their development and his assessment of their character and athletic potential and took ownership by putting his cell number on them and telling the scouts and teams to feel free to call him for whatever they needed.

He says in this video that “we say Duke gang for life and we mean it” and it’s a great example of his commitment and, again, his character.

We like everything about this except one thing.

Like Ol’ Roy Williams, Cutcliffe appears to have declared this as a non-shave pandemic. It works for Williams - minimally.

We’re sorry to say it but it really doesn’t work for Coach Cut. It’s a rare bit of fun in all this mess but it just doesn’t work.

The clean-cut Cut just works so much better.