Report: Jason Garrett a candidate for Duke’s head coaching job

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The Giants fired Jason Garrett as offensive coordinator Nov. 23. He might soon return as a head coach.

Steve Wiseman of the News & Observer reports that Garrett is a candidate for Duke’s head coaching job. Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott and Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mike Elko also are on the school’s radar.

The Blue Devils and Cutcliffe parted ways Nov. 28 after 14 seasons. Cutcliffe went 77-97 with six bowl appearances.

Garrett was fired before completing his second season with the Giants.

He became the Cowboys’ interim head coach in 2010 before earning the full-time job. The Cowboys did not renew his contract after the 2019 season.

He has never coached at the collegiate level.

11 responses to “Report: Jason Garrett a candidate for Duke’s head coaching job

  1. From the head coach of “America’s team” to the head coach of Duke…football. that is a rough 2 year decline.

  2. Duke? That seems like a promotion for some unknown and a demotion for any former NFL coach.

  3. He’d actually probably make a pretty good college coach and with his NFL connections and pastor would make it very easy for him to recruit kids knowing they’d get the exposure.

  4. I don’t get it. I seriously don’t get how these guys who are not good coaches keep getting opportunities to prove they can’t coach.

  5. I think he should be a candidate for a lot of college jobs just for the mere fact that he coached at Dallas, and outside of doing anything in the playoffs, was pretty successful. And this is coming from a Cowboys hater!

  6. Garrett didn’t win anything in the NFL so what makes anybody think he can recruit and win in college??

  7. OMG Duke had to be kidding! I’m sure he’s a nice man and he’s smart BUT he’s NOT a good football coach! Proof is in the pudding.

  8. He’s already got all those blue caps with D on them. I always thought those cowboy caps looked like Duke caps anyway. He’d be a good fit at Duke.

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