I'm Sorry, David Cutcliffe: A Mea Culpa to the Blue Devils Head Coach

Mike KlineAnalyst IJanuary 15, 2010

DURHAM, NC - SEPTEMBER 13:  Head coach David Cutcliffe of the Duke Blue Devils talks to his defense against the Navy Midshipmen during the game at Wallace Wade Stadium on September 13, 2008 in Durham, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Coach David Cutcliffe has decided to stay at Duke—a clear sign that perhaps the Blue Devils football program isn't cursed after all.

I, like many fans, was devastated to hear the news Thursday night that Cutcliffe was probably leaving for Tennessee.

So I would like to issue a statement to Coach Cut:

"Coach please forgive my moment of weakness. After years of pulling for Duke Football only to see my hopes of a competitive program squashed at every turn, I was thrilled to see the progress you made."

"I was equally disappointed to see you might leave so soon without getting the program to where you or the fans would like to see it be."

"Years of disappointment had finally boiled over and I, like others, snapped just a bit. So please accept my apologies for my earlier criticism."

"Duke desperately needs a coach with your skill and passion to continue the progress. You are the right man for the job right now."

Not that Cutcliffe will or should care much about what an insignificant blogger says, but I'm certain I am not alone in saying his departure would have been devastating for the Duke program.

Now it is on to National Signing Day and next year where the Blue Devils, after years of failure, will finally succeed in reaching a bowl game and a winning season.

And now they are sure to have the coach to help them do just that.