Duke's Cutcliffe Named ACC Coach Of The Year

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Duke's David Cutcliffe is the Atlantic Coast Conference's coach of the year and Miami running back Duke Johnson is its overall rookie of the year.

The league announced its coaching and rookie honorees Tuesday.

Johnson also was named the top offensive rookie following a vote of 46 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association while Florida State cornerback Ronald Darby won the defensive rookie of the year.

Cutcliffe received 25 votes, while Clemson's Dabo Swinney had seven and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher received five.

Cutcliffe, the Southeastern Conference's coach of the year in 2003 at Mississippi, led the Blue Devils to a 6-6 record and their first bowl berth since 1994.

Johnson received 34 votes for the overall award to 11 for Maryland's Stephon Diggs.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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