Duke coach pens heartfelt letter to injured Pitt RB Conner

Duke's David Cutcliffe reached out an injured Pitt player.

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It’s no secret that Duke’s David Cutcliffe is an excellent football coach, but it turns out he’s also a really good guy.

Upon learning about the season-ending knee injury to Pitt’s Heisman hopeful running back James Conner, Cutcliffe, the 2013 National Coach of the Year penned a letter to Conner wishing him a speedy recovery on behalf of Duke University.

Last season, Conner rushed for 1,765 yards and had 26 touchdowns, earning him ACC Player of the Year.

The speedy junior got off to a fast start in the Pitt’s season-opening victory over Youngstown State as well, rushing for 77 yards and two touchdowns on eight attempts before he sustained a torn MCL.

Pitt (2-0) will be back in action this Saturday when it plays at Iowa, while Duke (2-0) will play host to Northwestern.

(h/t Washington Post)