David Cutcliffe agrees to contract extension

Duke coach David Cutcliffe has agreed to a long-term contract extension to say with the Blue Devils through June 2019, the school announced Wednesday.

Cutcliffe is nearing the end of a banner year for Duke, taking his program to bowl eligibility for the first time since 1994. With a win over Miami on Saturday, Duke would clinch a winning season for the first time since 1994 as well.

His name had started circulating on the coaching carousel in recent weeks, being linked to Tennessee in particular. But Cutcliffe has shot down any speculation and reiterated his commitment to Duke.

"This business is about people, and Karen and I could not be happier with the people we've associated ourselves with here at Duke," Cutcliffe said in a statement. "President Brodhead and Kevin White are the best of the best, and we are grateful for their support as we continue to build Duke's football program. We've accomplished some of the goals we laid out five years ago, but are nowhere close to where we want to be."