More than two hundred former football lettermen gathered on the Duke campus Friday night for the first Duke Football Summit. They're all there to reconnect, discuss the state of Duke football, and offer help to pump life into a program that hasn't had a winning season since 1994.
"I think it's wonderful that we have guys who are passionate about the program," Duke coach Ted Roof said. "There are a lot of people who want to know how they can help us out."
Chan Gailey is a man in demand. Gailey interviewed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday. Hours later, word leaked out of Miami that he is among the finalists for the Dolphins' head coaching job.
Georgia Tech, meanwhile, wants the fifth-year head coach to stay.
"I've told him how happy I am with the job he's doing here," Georgia Tech athletics director Dan Radakovich said at halftime of Saturday's basketball game against Florida State. "We hope he stays."
One serious candidate for the University of Miami's offensive coordinator position appears to be Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Kevin Sumlin, who was in town Friday evening.
Sumlin was responsible for the Sooners passing game and has a background coaching tight ends, receivers and quarterbacks in his 19 years as a college assistant.