According to a report by NFL.com's Gil Brandt, Michigan football targeted Duke head coach David Cutcliffe as a potential person to fill its head coaching vacancy. The university even went as far as offering the job to the 60-year-old Alabama native.
However, Cutcliffe reportedly turned the Wolverines down, opting instead to stay in Durham and coach the Blue Devils.
Cutcliffe has no ties to Michigan, and has been Duke's head coach since 2008. He has amassed a 40-47 record in Durham, but has been incredibly successful over the last two years, as the squad is 19-7 since the beginning of last season. In fact, Duke has been better than Michigan since the start of 2013, as the Wolverines have only gone 12-13 over that span.
Now that one alleged target has rebuffed the Wolverines, we'll see where they turn to next in their attempt to replace Brady Hoke. We'll keep you updated if anything else happens in Ann Arbor.