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    Want to be the coach at Duke?

    For any of you who think you could coach a college football team, this is your chance!

    Help wanted: Duke posts online ad for a football coach - NCAA Football - Yahoo! Sports


    Help wanted: Duke posts online ad for a football coach
    By JOEDY McCREARY, AP Sports Writer
    December 12, 2007
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Maybe this is why Duke's football team has been so perennially putrid: there's nothing in the coach's job description about winning games.

    All the details are spelled out on the university's human resources Web site, where -- right above an ad for a nursing assistant -- there's a job posting for "Head Football Coach." Just click to apply.

    The listing was posted Nov. 29, three days after Ted Roof was fired, and runs down several duties expected of the new coach, such as counseling players in academic and disciplinary matters, preparing budget recommendations and assigning assistants to recruit specific regions of the country.

    The coach also must represent Duke at civic, charity and alumni events.

    Despite what athletic director Joe Alleva has said, nowhere in job requisition No. 400160742 is it mentioned that the new coach's most important task is bringing a winner to success-starved Duke.

    The Blue Devils have won just 22 games in 13 years, including three losing streaks of 15 games or worse. Duke has three straight seasons with 10 or more defeats and has taken an undesired place as one of the worst programs in the Bowl Subdivision.

    "This business is very results-oriented, and when you win four games in four years, it makes you take a hard look at what you're doing," Alleva said when Roof was fired after finishing 6-45 in four-plus seasons. "I felt that we had to make a change because of that."

    Neither Alleva nor Duke Human Resources vice president Clint Davidson Jr. returned telephone messages left Wednesday to discuss the job listing.

    Duke officials said the opening was posted to comply with university regulations that require the listing of all approved, vacant positions for at least seven days on the school's employment Web site. Citing privacy issues, they declined to say if any wannabe coaches or message board experts have applied online.

    Other schools have advertised their coaching searches in similar fashion.

    North Carolina spokesman Steve Kirschner said his school listed its head coaching vacancy last fall when the Tar Heels fired John Bunting -- even though Butch Davis was the school's top target all along. North Carolina also is accepting applications for another big-money position through December -- a chancellor to replace James Moeser, who is retiring next June.

    But North Carolina State didn't post the vacancy left by Chuck Amato's firing last year because athletic director Lee Fowler received a waiver from the school's office for equal opportunity, said Libby Frederick, the athletic director's assistant.

    "It was so public, we weren't required to advertise it," Frederick said.

    For the most part, Duke's coaching search has been anything but public. Alleva hasn't commented on its progress since he started looking 2 1/2 weeks ago.

    Tennessee offensive coordinator and former Mississippi coach David Cutcliffe was in Durham interviewing for the job Wednesday, a person familiar with the process told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the search's confidential nature. Cutcliffe's agent, Jimmy Sexton, declined to comment.

    Two coaches Alleva has interviewed have withdrawn from consideration. Ex-Navy coach Paul Johnson opted to take over at Georgia Tech, and Bobby Johnson pulled out to remain at Vanderbilt. Two others -- fired UCLA coach Karl Dorrell and Grambling State coach Rod Broadway, a former Duke assistant to Steve Spurrier -- also remain in the mix.

    Alleva has said he wants to hire someone who has coached in the Bowl Subdivision, and the job listing says prior college football coaching experience is required.

    But even that isn't absolute. According to the listing, it's OK if the applicant has "an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience."

    On the Net:

    Duke Human Resources Department, Duke HR



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    Re: Want to be the coach at Duke?

    DMac should be all over this..


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    Re: Want to be the coach at Duke?

    I better get my resume together.


    Step 1: Cut a hole in the box.

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    Re: Want to be the coach at Duke?

    WOW this is the perfect opportunity for all the great coaches on this site to display there infinate knowledge and run there video game playbooks and show all the real coaches out there how its done.



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    Re: Want to be the coach at Duke?

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    WOW this is the perfect opportunity for all the great coaches on this site to display there infinate knowledge and run there video game playbooks and show all the real coaches out there how its done.

    i will boot up my game right now...


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    Re: Want to be the coach at Duke?

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    WOW this is the perfect opportunity for all the great coaches on this site to display there infinate knowledge and run there video game playbooks and show all the real coaches out there how its done.
    I know that the wrong ball play would work in the ACC. Also running a WR screen everyother play will get a lot of TD's, NCAA 08 is as real as it gets.


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    Re: Want to be the coach at Duke?

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneu View Post
    I know that the wrong ball play would work in the ACC. Also running a WR screen everyother play will get a lot of TD's, NCAA 08 is as real as it gets.
    Wrong ball play - nice


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    Re: Want to be the coach at Duke?

    This is kind of inspiring me to start a Duke dynasty on NCAA 08...

    How hard could it be?


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    Re: Want to be the coach at Duke?

    Quote Originally Posted by AirWalke View Post
    This is kind of inspiring me to start a Duke dynasty on NCAA 08...

    How hard could it be?
    You might want to start on the "Freshman" difficulty level until you get 2-3 recruiting classes in, then considering bumping it up. It's bad in Durham...


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    Re: Want to be the coach at Duke?

    Hey, I've won like 35 straight games in NCAA Football in the X-Box.
    I think I'm more than qualified. After all, it is Duke football.



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    Re: Want to be the coach at Duke?

    You only have to last a couple of years and then just enjoy the extra dough. You really couldn't do much worse.


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    Re: Want to be the coach at Duke?

    Duke is just up the road from USF. Dan could commute on weekends.


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