Back when Brady Hoke was fired, esteemed NFL writer, Gil Brandt, wrote on Twitter that Michigan offered its head coaching job to current Duke coach, David Cutcliffe and Cutcliffe turned down the job mentioning how,”The times have changed in college football.”
Amidst scrutiny and rage in the fan base, Michigan fans spoke out and highly disputed this to ever be the case to the extent where fans were blocked by Brandt, himself, on social media after the enraged backlash.
Today in Washington D.C, Cutcliffe brought his team to the Redskins game against the Lions to watch former OL and first round pick of the Lions, Laken Tomlinson.
When asked about the report from Brandt, Cutcliffe noted, “The university gauged back channel interest on me leaving and once I stated that I loved Duke and the University as a whole, it was just left at inquiries and nobody went further than that.”
He also added, “Inquiries don’t mean you have been offered a job, I have the best job in America.”
It is nice to put to rest, now, that Michigan never offered him the job, as Jim Harbaugh eventually was offered and agreed to become the team’s 20th football coach.
The full article from Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press can be found here.