Duke coach David Cutcliffe campaigns for a call in Saturday's loss to Clemson. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY
Earlier today, Kentucky announced that current coach Joker Phillips will not be back next season. At 1-9 and coming off a 40-0 home loss to Vanderbilt in front of a mostly empty stadium, the Wildcats are a mess.
But they are an SEC team. And there's a certain football coach in Durham who is SEC born-and-bred.
Duke head coach David Cutcliffe was asked on his Sunday night conference call if he would talk to other schools about job openings during the season. He said no. Any requests to talk to him, though, would go through athletic director Kevin White, he said.
"I don’t intend or expect that to be happening," Cutcliffe added.
Cutcliffe's name isn't on an initial candidate list complied by Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde. But, like I said a few weeks back, get used to Cutcliffe's name surfacing for some of these soon-to-be SEC openings.