The Duke Coaching Carousel

TDD runs down all the latest rumors and potential candidates for the newly vacant head coaching job at Duke.

Note: This is a list of desired candidates confirmed by several sources close to the Duke athletic department. It is by no means comprehensive or exhaustive, and should merely serve as a guide to potential new hires.

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Brian Kelly
Current: Univ. of Cincinnati Head Coach
Career Record: 146-54-2
Notable Accomplishments: Turned around a Central Michigan program that had won just three games once in the previous four years. After posting a 4-7 record in his first season at Central Michigan, Kelly put together two consecutive winning seasons going 6-5 in 2005 and 9-4 in 2006 en route to winning the MAC Championship and qualifying for the Motor City Bowl. After being named as Cincinnati's head coach in early December of 2006, Kelly coached the Bearcats to a victory over Western Michigan University in that year's International Bowl, 27-24. In 2007 Kelly has led the team into the top 25 and another soon to be announced bowl appearance. Prior to his stint with Central Michigan, Kelly served as head coach of Grand Valley State, compiling a record of 118-35-2.
Rod Broadway
Current: Grambling State University Head Coach
Career Record: 41-14 Overall
Notable Accomplishments: In 2006 Broadway, who coached the Duke defensive line from 1981-1994, was selected as the 2006 "Sheridan Broadcasting Network Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year" and his North Carolina Central team was voted as the 2006 Sheridan Black College National Champions. Broadway's 2006 Central teams fielded the CIAA's top-ranked offense (345.1 ypg) along with the 15th ranked defense in NCAA Division II (250.7 ypg); in addition the team featured four players who earned SBN All-American honors including the SBN's Offensive Player of the Year in freshman quarterback Stadford Brown, 12 All-CIAA selections, 10 Daktronics All-Southeast Region honorees and two Associated Press Little All-Americans. He took over the Grambling State program prior to the 2007 season and guided the team to an 8-3 overall record.
Glen Mason
Current: Big 10 Network Analyst (former Minnesota/Kansas/Kent State Head Coach)
Career Record: 123-121-1 Overall
Notable Accomplishments: Posted a 12-10 mark at Kent State in two seasons before being named head coach at Kansas. After going 7-24-1 in his first three seasons in Lawrence, Mason managed winning seasons in four of his last six seasons including a pair of wins in the 1992 and 1995 Aloha Bowls. The 1995 season say the Jayhawks finish 9th in the AP Poll. Mason took over the Minnesota job in 1997 and went 3-9 before winning 5, 8, 6, 4, 8, 10, 7, 7, and 6 games over the next nine seasons. He guided the Gophers to bowl appearances in seven of his 10 seasons including three wins.In January of 2002, Mason was named the president of the American Football Coaches Association. Mason played college football at Ohio State University where he graduated from in 1972 with a B.A. in education.
Turner Gill
Current: University of Buffalo Head Coach
Career Record: 7-17
Notable Accomplishments: When Gill arrived at Buffalo, the Bulls were quite possibly the worst college program in the country after moving from I-AA. Though the Bulls posted just a 2-10 record in his first season at the helm, Gill's team scored a school record 220 points in 2006. 2007 has seen Gill's leadership begin to take hold as the Bulls finished 5-7 overall, but 5-3 in conference play - good enough for a tie for first place in the Mid-American Conference's East Division a year after finishing sixth. Gill played quarterback at Nebraska from 1980-1983 where he led the team to a 28-2 record in his three years as a starter, and in 1983 was a Heisman Trophy finalist (finished 4th). He played two years in the CFL before beginning his collegiate coaching career. He spent the 2005 football season serving as Player Development Director and Offensive Assistant with the Green Bay Packers, was lauded as one of the nation's top recruiters while an assistant coach at Nebraska from 1992-2004.
Steve Logan
Current: Boston College Offensive Coordinator
Career Record: 69-58 (East Carolina)
Notable Accomplishments: East Carolina's all-time winningest coach. Logan led the Pirates to five bowl games, including the 1994 St. Jude Liberty Bowl, the 1995 St. Jude Liberty Bowl, the 1999 Mobile Alabama Bowl, the 2000 Galleryfurniture.com Bowl, and the 2001 GMAC Bowl. After leaving ECU, Logan spent two seasons as quarterbacks and wide receivers coach with the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe and one season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach with the Rhein Fire.
David Cutcliffe
Current: Univ. of Tennessee Offensive Coordinator
Career Record: 44-29 (Mississippi)
Notable Accomplishments: Coached the Ole Miss Rebels for seven years, accumulating a winning record in six of those years and earning bowl bids in five of those years. In addition Cutcliffe has coached NFL quarterbacks Heath Shuler, Brady Quinn, Peyton Manning, and Eli Manning. In 2003, Cutcliffe tied LSU for the West Division title and a win in the Cotton Bowl. After his stint at Mississippi, Cutcliffe was hired as the quarterbacks coach at Notre Dame, but health problems forced him to resign. After taking a year off he returned to Knoxville, where he had coached Tennessee's offense during the 1990s.
Dave Clawson
Current: Richmond Head Coach
Career Record: 47-46 (Richmond/Fordham)
Notable Accomplishments: Has turned around the Richmond University program - posting a 25-11 record over the last three seasons after posting just a 3-8 in his first season. Named I-AA.org National Coach of the Year in 2005; Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year (2005). Twenty-four All-Conference honors have been won by Clawson-coached players in his first three years on the Richmond campus.
Craig Bohl
Current: North Dakota State Head Coach
Career Record: 43-12
Notable Accomplishments: Former player at Nebraska, Bohl has made the most of his first head coaching opportunity - winning 78% of his games in five seasons as the head coach of the Bison. North Dakota State was ranked No. 23 in the final 2004 ESPN/USA Today and The Sports Network Top 25 polls to highlight their first season at NCAA Division I-AA. Bohl has coached on the Division I level for 18 seasons including stops at five different universities. He was the linebackers coach at Tulsa for two seasons (1985-86), the linebackers coach at Wisconsin for two seasons (1987-88), the defensive coordinator at Rice for five seasons (1989-93), the linebackers coach and defensive coordinator at Duke for one season (1994), and the linebackers coach at Nebraska for eight years. The final three seasons at Nebraska also included the defensive coordinator duties.
Other Names Mentioned By Other Outlets: Terry Bowden, Dennis Green, Jeff Bower, Rick Neuheisel

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