Gators interview Duke OC Kurt Roper

Roper has been with the Blue Devils since 2008

By Matt Kingston - Sports photographer/producer
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Duke offensive coordinator Kurt Roper is interviewing for the same position at Florida, said a person familiar with the situation.
Roper followed coach David Cutcliffe to Duke in 2008 from Tennessee and helped rebuild the Blue Devils from one of the nation's worst power-conference programs to the champions of the ACC's Coastal Division.
Roper was a finalist this year for the Broyles Award, given to the nation's top assistant coach. He helped the 22nd-ranked Blue Devils (10-3) set a school record for wins and earn a spot in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against No. 20 Texas A&M on Dec. 31 in Atlanta.
Before coming to Durham, he coached at three Southeastern Conference schools - Tennessee (2006-07), Kentucky (2005) and Mississippi with Cutcliffe (1999-2004).
Florida is looking for a replacement for offensive coordinator Brent Pease. He and offensive line coach Tim Davis were fired less than 24 hours after the Gators (4-8) wrapped up their first losing season since 1979.
Pease and Davis were the primary scapegoats for a dismal season in which Florida ranked 112th in total offense - the third straight year it placed 100th or worse.
The University of Florida confirmed that the job has not been offered to anyone as of Monday afternoon.

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