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Longtime College Football Head Coach Is Stepping Down

David Cutcliffe high fives fans after Duke win.

WACO, TX - SEPTEMBER 15: Duke Blue Devils head coach David Cutcliffe celebrates with fans after defeating the Baylor Bears during a football game at McLane Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

It's the end of an era for Duke's football program. On Sunday, news came down that David Cutcliffe is stepping down as head coach of the Blue Devils.

Per Stephen Wiseman of the News & Observer, Cutcliffe will not return for his 15th season in Durham. "David Cutcliffe’s 14-year tenure as Duke’s football coach, which saw him raise a moribund program into a regular bowl participant before a regression over the last three seasons, is over," Wiseman wrote. The two sides reportedly “mutually agreed to part ways," according to a source with direct knowledge. Cutcliffe took over as coach in 2007 and brought Duke's football program to respectability. From 2000-2007, the Blue Devils won just 10 games. By his fifth season, Cutcliffe had Duke in a bowl game. From 2012-2018 the Blue Devils football team played in six bowl games. In 2015, the university captured its first bowl win since the 1961 Cotton Bowl.

Cutcliffe leaves Duke with a 77-97 record and 35-79 record in ACC play.

During his tenure, Cutcliffe produced two first-round picks. Most notably, quarterback Daniel Jones who the Giants selected No. 6 overall.

Recently, Cutcliffe was adamant that he has no plans of retiring.

“I don’t know if I look worn out or look all that bad, but I got a lot of fire in me. I’m a young football coach. I love doing what I’m doing," the 67-year-old coach said last week.