Press Conference: David Cutcliffe

Duke football coach David Cutcliffe talks with the news media on Monday. Duke (2-6, 0-4 ACC) hosts Virginia (4-4, 1-3 ACC) on Saturday.

On his thoughts about last week’s 34-31 win at Navy

It feels much better to stand up here after a win. Certainly, I’d like to praise our staff and our players for their preparation prior to the Navy game, whether it was the first half where we played almost flawless, or the second half where we fought and did what we had to do to win in a very difficult environment. I’m real proud of what was accomplished.”

On the Virginia Cavaliers, who are coming off a 24-19 win over Miami

This week, we’re right back to reality and right back to ACC play. Virginia comes in here a very hot football team on a two-game winning streak, and that’s certainly not an accident. They’re playing at a very high level. They’ve got a lot of good football players. They’re a very balanced team; offensively, they can run it, they can throw it. They are a very balanced team in general. They’re good in the kicking game, good on defense and as I said, good on offense. It’s a big challenge for us.”

Read the rest of this story at

augusta free press news