With Spring practice set to start Monday, Duke football has its coaching staff in place. Head coach David Cutcliffe assigned the last remaining open position, recruiting coordinator, to Zac Roper. In addition to serving that job, Roper, who is entering his sixth year on the staff, has also been promoted to special teams coordinator. Roper is the brother of Duke’s offensive coordinator, Kurt, and played for Cutcliffe at Ole Miss.
The school also officially announced the promotion of Re’quan Boyette to running backs coach. Boyette, who played at Duke and graduated in 2009, had been a graduate assistant, and his promotion was previously reported Saturday.
“He has earned this opportunity in every regard,” Cutcliffe said of Boyette in a statement released by the school. “Re’quan has an outstanding knowledge of what we’re doing offensively. Obviously, he has performed within our system as a player, and now he’s taught it as a coach, and that puts him in touch with the young men he’s coaching.”