SHARE Duke football coach David Cutcliffe discusses helping his former quarterback, Thomas Sirk, as he transitions to tight end in an attempt to make the NFL. Steve Wiseman Duke football coach David Cutcliffe discusses helping his former quarterback, Thomas Sirk, as he transitions to tight end in an attempt to make the NFL. Steve Wiseman College Sports After a childhood in segregated Birmingham, Duke’s Cutcliffe learned to find magic in people By Barry Jacobs Columnist LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story April 19, 2018 09:35 AM Neither the shadows of intimidation nor mean-spirited mores could tarnish the “magic” for David Cutcliffe. Not then and certainly not now, when the coach regularly conjures a bit of the old enchantment to share with his Duke football squads. “Every one of us are a combination of all the people we’ve been around, all the circumstances we lived,” says Cutcliffe, who just finished presiding over the 43rd spring practice of his career. “I’m very thankful that I grew up in the fifties and sixties in the Birmingham, Alabama, area.” Read More Three things to know from Duke’s spring football showcase Help us deliver journalism that makes a difference in our… Read full this story
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