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Report: Duke will stay in-house for new OC

Scottie Montgomery

Just one day before it starts spring practice (!!!), Duke, as expected, won’t have to look far for a new offensive coordinator.

The Durham Herald-Sun is reporting that Scottie Montgomery has been promoted and will take over as the Blue Devils’ coordinator.  Montgomery will replace Kurt Roper, who was hired in late December as the coordinator at Florida.

The paper stated that head coach David Cutcliffe informed the players of the move during a team meeting Thursday morning.  An official announcement from the school is expected in short order, perhaps as early as today.

Last February, Montgomery was hired as the football program’s associate head coach, passing-game coordinator and wide receivers coach.  He had spent the previous three seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Montgomery spent four years (2006-09) as a Duke assistant after a Blue Devils player career (1996-99) that saw him earn All-ACC honors as a receiver.  He’s still fourth and sixth in receptions and receiving yards, respectively, on the school’s all-time list.

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3 Responses to “Report: Duke will stay in-house for new OC”
  1. pdcooper08 says: Feb 6, 2014 3:25 PM

    I’m sorry, but did I read this right. Duke starts Spring ball tomorrow (Friday). It’s early February. It’s the middle of winter. Since when does spring ball start two weeks after the end of last season? What’s going on?

  2. John Taylor says: Feb 6, 2014 3:28 PM

    Yes, Duke starts spring practice tomorrow. The spring game will be played March 1.

  3. deeboy says: Feb 7, 2014 8:59 AM

    Yes, I’m not sure what the rationale is, but they are starting REALLY early. And good for coach Montgomery. He is a fast-riser in coaching circles. He will likely be a HC somewhere (probably 1-AA or MAC) in 5 years or less.

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