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ACC coaches praise Steve Spurrier with some more than others

ACC coaches praise Steve Spurrier with some more than others

A popular topic of discussion on Wednesday’s ACC coaches teleconference call was a topical SEC coach, Steve Spurrier.Duke’s David Cutcliffe, Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney responded to questions about his decision Monday to resign from coaching the...

Cash left Ohio State to find soul of college football at Duke

Cash left Ohio State to find soul of college football at Duke

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke All-American safety Jeremy Cash’s search for the soul of college football’s ideals began when he committed as a high school kid four years ago to play for then-Ohio State coach Jim Tressel.By the time he arrived in the fall of 2011 from Plantation (Fla.)...

Coach K explains difference between defending and reigning

Coach K explains difference between defending and reigning

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke’s “reigning national champions” opened their Cameron Indoor Stadium doors on Tuesday for media day a week into preseason basketball practices.“Reigning” as opposed to defending was the word preferred by Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. ... Click here for...

Duke kicking game working and singing in the rain

Duke kicking game working and singing in the rain

DURHAM, N.C. – A botched point-after kick is one of the most incompetent mistakes in football. They are the epitome of routine plays for a championship team.Duke wasted two such points in wet conditions in a week ago, but the place-kicking unit turned the glaring miscues...

Cutcliffe plans to address targeting rule on rules committee

Cutcliffe plans to address targeting rule on rules committee

DURHAM, N.C. – The thoughts Duke coach David Cutcliffe expressed responding to a question about the targeting rule sounded similar to what other coaches believe.“Intent,” is the word he says is missing from the rule interpretation of helmet-to-helmet contact. ... Click...

ACC races more wide open than expected

ACC races more wide open than expected

Four Saturdays into the season we’ve seen only a handful of ACC games, but that’s enough to understand how little we know. And that’s a good thing.The last year two years, Florida State’s dominance with back-to-back unbeaten conference crowns told us too much by this point in the...

Duke plays Cash game to beat Georgia Tech triple option

Duke plays Cash game to beat Georgia Tech triple option

DURHAM, N.C. – Georgia Tech opponents speak weekly with dear-in-the-headlights fear about facing the Yellow Jackets’ unique triple-option offense.But not Duke All-American safety Jeremy Cash. Add that to ways he separates himself from others. ...Click here for the rest of my...

Quarterbacks carry weight of key ACC Coastal game

Quarterbacks carry weight of key ACC Coastal game

The latter part of the time-honored football axiom “quarterbacks get too much of the credit and too much of the blame” applies this week to Georgia Tech’s Justin Thomas and Duke’s Thomas Sirk.Both redshirt junior quarterbacks are coming off their low point to the young season....

Air deflated from Georgia Tech showdown with Duke

Air deflated from Georgia Tech showdown with Duke

Pftttt!That sound was air escaping the ACC’s marquee balloon to headline the conference’s otherwise quiet week ahead. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

Northwestern wears down Duke for coveted Ivy trophy

Northwestern wears down Duke for coveted Ivy trophy

DURHAM, N.C. – Northwestern’s 2015 schedule features eight Big Ten dates by conference office design and two Power 5 Ivy League games by athletic director Jim Phillips’ choice.The No. 23-ranked Wildcats have wrapped up the Power 5 Ivy title two weeks before Big Ten play begins....