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Cutcliffe and Spurrier know the Duke formula

Cutcliffe and Spurrier know the Duke formula

DURHAM, N.C. – The latest Duke football and Wallace Wade Stadium facelifts were unveiled Saturday against North Carolina Central. It was a night for David Cutcliffe’s ninth season opener and the stadium’s second phase of renovations.Yes, Duke’s 49-6 victory was a mismatch, but...

Duke QB Daniel Jones takes over

Duke QB Daniel Jones takes over

DURHAM, N.C. – Daniel Jones met with the media for the first time as Duke’s new starting quarterback on Tuesday afternoon at the Brooks Building. He’s not on the scout team anymore.The redshirt freshman has been thrust into the starting role for the season opener against North...

Sirk injury may make Jones the starter

Sirk injury may make Jones the starter

DURHAM, N.C. – On Tuesday afternoon, Duke offensive coordinator Zac Roper discussed the rapid progress of redshirt freshman quarterback Daniel Jones as a backup to returning starter Thomas Sirk.By Friday, Roper and head coach David Cutcliffe were forced into Plan B: Who will...

Secondary returns to lead Duke

Secondary returns to lead Duke

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke’s experienced secondary is one reason the Blue Devils believe they are better than a team picked fifth in the ACC Coastal. The DBs form a sage faculty with fifth-year senior DeVon Edwards as the Dean.Four of the five starters in the 4-2-5 scheme return,...

Fields making his way back to the field

Fields making his way back to the field

DURHAM, N.C. – Bryon Fields needed one practice in full pads to shake up Duke’s depth chart.Blue Devil coach David Cutcliffe stopped short of announcing changes to the preseason depth chart, but it’s not a stretch to think the gears are turning in the next defensive coaches...

Sirk back on the practice field

Sirk back on the practice field

DURHAM, N.C. – The next step to Duke improving its passing game is in the books. Quarterback Thomas Sirk took to the practice field as planned Monday for the Blue Devils’ first workout of the 2016 season.“We’ll put him on a little bit of pitch count,” said Duke head coach...

Duke may use Edwards as triple threat

Duke may use Edwards as triple threat

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Coach David Cutcliffe hinted at a secret plan that we might have learned a year ago if not for DeVon Edwards suffering an ankle injury in fall camp.Cutcliffe said at the ACC Kickoff last week that Edwards has been so elusive and explosive running with...

Sirk making remarkable comeback

Sirk making remarkable comeback

HARLOTTE, N.C. – No candidate possess a better leg up for college football’s unofficial comeback player of the year than Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk. Never mind that he has yet to miss a game.Sirk has made such a remarkable rehab comeback from a torn Achilles’ tendon that...

Edwards and Switzer defend returns

Edwards and Switzer defend returns

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It’s no surprise that Duke’s DeVon Edwards and North Carolina’s Ryan Switzer are opposed to any thought the NCAA has raised to possibly banning kickoff returns for safety reasons.Edwards, a senior defensive back, has six career kickoff returns for...

Montgomery fitting in at East Carolina

Montgomery fitting in at East Carolina

CARY, N.C. – Scottie Montgomery took his seat on the dais as East Carolina’s new head coach with Duke’s David Cutcliffe, his former boss, North Carolina’s Larry Fedora, N.C. State’s Dave Doeren and N.C. Central’s Jerry Mack.Staring back at him was a crowd of 1,000 fans that...