Duke has recruited Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mike Elko as its next mentor, the school reported Friday.
Elko, 44, enjoyed the beyond four seasons with Texas A&M after facilitator stretches at Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Bowling Green and Hofstra. He had been a contender for a long time 5 head-instructing open doors as of late.
Duke likewise considered Clemson hostile facilitator Tony Elliott, who prior Friday acknowledged the head-instructing position at Virginia. Different up-and-comers included previous Dallas Cowboys lead trainer Jason Garrett, Michigan hostile organizer Josh Gattis, Army mentor Jeff Monken and Dallas Cowboys partner George Edwards, sources said.
Elko replaces David Cutcliffe, who arrived at a common partition concurrence with Duke on Nov. 28 following 14 years as mentor. Cutcliffe directed Duke to 77 successes, six bowl appearances and the 2013 ACC Coastal Division title.
Duke lost eight games in succession to complete 3-9, neglecting to dominate an ACC match interestingly beginning around 2007. It was the Blue Devils’ third in a row losing season.
Elko played safety at Penn and came up in training under Wake Forest mentor Dave Clawson, working for him at four schools.
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