Michigan needs a football coach. Duke head coach David Cutcliffe is certainly a football coach, and he has made quite a name for himself in recent seasons by leading Duke to bowl games. Who knows just where Michigan will go to hire their next head coach, but one report suggests the Wolverines reached out to the Duke coach to gauge his potential interest in moving to Ann Arbor.
A report from Steven Lorenz of Wolverine 247 cites a source saying Michigan contacted Cutcliffe about the job opening at Michigan. It may be nothing more than a casual call just to see what the response would be, because Cutcliffe seems to be in a pretty good situation at Duke.
There is no question Cutcliffe is a solid coach. Being able to win games at Duke the way he has in recent seasons is proof of that. Would he it at Michigan? Perhaps, although there are some potential issues. For starters, Cutcliffe is already 60 years old, although age is not necessarily a disqualifying factor. Just check Nebraska hiring 61-year old Mike Riley. Michigan could make worse hires than Cutcliffe, but injecting a younger coach’s energy into the program may be the more desirable path for the Wolverines.