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ATLANTA -- David Cutcliffe, who led the Duke Blue Devils to their first 10-win season and a spot in the ACC championship game, has been named the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year.
|David Cutcliffe was named Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year after leading Duke to its first 10-win season.|
Eight former coach of the year winners attended the announcement: Bill Curry, Fisher DeBerry, Vince Dooley, Ralph Friedgen, Fred Goldsmith, Jim Grobe, Ken Hatfield and Dick Sheridan.
"There are a lot of great parts of this," Cutcliffe said. "I would have to say the greatest part is being on stage with men like these coaches.
"This is the most meaningful thing that has happened to me. When these gentlemen walked into the room, the meaning of the Bobby Dodd Award just took hold of me."
The No. 22 Blue Devils will play No. 20 Texas A&M in Tuesday night's Chick-fil-A Bowl. This is the first time Duke will play in back-to-back bowl games.
Kansas State's Bill Snyder won the 2012 award, named for the former longtime Georgia Tech coach.
Cutcliffe also has won Walter Camp and Maxwell Award coach of the year honors this year.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.