Report: Former Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett on Duke's 'radar' for head coaching job
Former NFL coach Jason Garrett is one of a few finalists for Duke’s head coaching position, according to a report.
That’s per the News & Observer’s Steve Wiseman, who says Garrett is on Duke’s “radar” alongside Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mike Elko and Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott.
Duke parted ways with longtime coach David Cutcliffe earlier this season. The Blue Devils haven’t made a bowl game since 2018 and are just 1-17 in ACC play over the last two seasons.
Garrett would be the wildcard choice of this group. He’s never coached at the college level before and has been fired twice since 2019 — as the Dallas Cowboys’ head coach and as the New York Giants’ offensive coordinator.
It’s unclear why or how Garrett has managed to work himself into this search. He doesn’t appear to have any connections to Duke — he’s originally from Pennsylvania, went to high school in Ohio and played football in college at Princeton.
Army’s Jeff Monken and Air Force’s Troy Calhoun remain candidates for the job as well, per Wiseman’s report.
There is no known timetable for Duke to make a final decision.