“I don’t really have a planned message. I haven’t to this point felt the need to bring it up to them. But we’re totally focused on what we’re doing at Duke, and have no interest in talking about anything else otherwise. I think our players trust me in that regard and know that’s a sincere statement.
“So I would leave it at that. … We love where we are and what we’re doing. We have an incredible relationship with what we hope our potential players are in the future. So we feel very strongly about that.”
UK athletics director Mitch Barnhart made a run at Cutcliffe in 2002 when the former Tennessee offensive coordinator was the head coach at Ole Miss. Barnhart is a former assistant AD at Tennessee.