It didn't take long for David Cutcliffe to return to college football. According to ESPN's Adam Rittenberg, the former Duke and Ole Miss head coach has just been hired by the SEC.
"Sources tell Chris Low and me: The SEC is hiring former Duke and Ole Miss coach David Cutcliffe has special assistant to the commissioner for football relations. Cutcliffe, 67, spent much of his career in the SEC as a Tennessee assistant before Leading Ole Miss from 1998-2004," Rittenberg announced on Twitter.
Per Bruce Feldman of The Athletic, Cutcliffe will be the Special Assistant to the Commissioner for Football Relations.
Cutcliffe's role requires him to "provide guidance to the commissioner’s office to enhance the quality of competition in areas including game management, rules, national policies and scheduling best practices."
Even though Cutcliffe's most recent coaching stint took place in the ACC, he knows the SEC fairly well.
Not only was Cutcliffe the head coach of Ole Miss' football program from 1998 to 2004, he spent roughly a decade and a half at Tennessee.
Time will tell if this ends up being a home-run hire for the SEC.