Duke has actually used Texas A&M protective organizer Mike Elko as its subsequent coach, the college introduced Friday.
Elko, 44, spent the previous 4 seasons with Texas A&M after organizer stints at Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Bowling Inexperienced and Hofstra. He had been a candidate for a variety of Energy 5 head-coaching options in current times.
Duke furthermore thought of Clemson offending planner Tony Elliott, who earlier Friday accepted the head-coaching task at Virginia. Different prospects included former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, Michigan offending planner Josh Gattis, Military coach Jeff Monken and Dallas Cowboys assistant George Edwards, sources pointed out.
Elko changes David Cutcliffe, who reached a shared separation settlement with Duke on Nov. 28 after 14 years as coach. Cutcliffe guided Duke to 77 wins, 6 bowl appearances and the 2013 ACC Coastal Division champion.
Duke lost 8 video games in a row to finish 3-9, failing to win an ACC recreation for the main time given that 2007. It was the Blue Devils third straight shedding season.
Elko carried out security at Penn and got here up in teaching below Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson, working for him at 4 professors.