In a surprising spin on the coaching carousel, longtime Dallas Cowboys head coach and recently fired New York Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett was reported to be “on the radar” for the Duke Blue Devils head coaching job, according to Steve Wiseman of the News & Observer

The frontrunners were said to be Clemson’s Tony Elliott and Texas A&M’s Mike Elko but it appears that Elliott is going to take the Virginia job. Meanwhile, there were a lot of people wondering if Garrett, who has never coached in college football, would actually be a fit.

Turns out, we might find out. Monday Night Countdown host Suzy Kolber tweeted on Friday that Garrett is now the “frontrunner” for the job.

“Hearing Jason Garrett is frontrunner for Duke HC job,” tweet Kolber. “Having witnessed Jason behind the scenes speaking to/teaching young men-incredibly powerful and truly inspirational! A great fit! Hope this happens!”

Kolber is not one for breaking news, and her tweet reads a bit more like an endorsement than a new item, but it certainly got a lot of people wondering if an official announcement is coming soon. And as far as how Garrett would adjust to the college game, that’s a question a lot of people are wondering about on social media. Some think he’ll be a great fit while others wonder why Duke would go this route.

We’ll see if anything actually comes of this but clearly if Duke does hire Garrett, it’s going to lead to a lot of fun conversations around college football.

[Suzy Kolber]

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Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to