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Capel return showed the passion of Coach K

Capel return showed the passion of Coach K

By Tom Shanahan Special to the TimesDuke coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn’t like to play against his former players that have been an assistant for and then landed their own job as a head coach. We saw just how much he dislikes it at the Pitt-Duke game.Coach K admitted after the game...

Duke notebook on football and basketball

Duke notebook on football and basketball

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Wilson TimesDaniel Jones proved he was a better quarterback than NFL fans judged him at Duke upon taking over the New York Giants’ starting role as the sixth pick of the NFL draft.Quentin Harris, a fifth-year senior who succeeded Jones, showed...

Blue Devils turn the table on the triple option

Blue Devils turn the table on the triple option

DURHAM -- Duke made Georgia Tech fans suffer for more reasons than the final score, the Blue Devils’ 41-23 victory Saturday afternoon at Wallace Wade Stadium. They forced them to endure watching Duke’s triple-option package convert plays, especially on fourth down to keep early...

No one can beat Blue Devils at this number

No one can beat Blue Devils at this number

By Tom Shanahan Special to the TimesDURHAM — Duke likely never catches Alabama, Clemson and other College Football Playoff regulars, but coach David Cutcliffe’s program features a statistic no other school in the nation can beat. The distinction dates to 2007, his first Durham...

Giants were listening by picking Jones sixth

Giants were listening by picking Jones sixth

Duke Coach David Cutcliffe said this firmly two days before the NFL draft about Blue Devils quarterback Daniel Jones as a possible first-round pick: “If he doesn’t go the first day, I’ll go strongly enough out there and say somebody made a big mistake.” Well, the New...

Harris looks like more than a new starter

Harris looks like more than a new starter

DURHAM, N.C. – His label is heir apparent, but his experience suggests more than a hint of a returning starter. Quentin Harris looked and sounded like a veteran as Duke wrapped up spring drills last week, although in reality the redshirt senior has only two career starts while...

Harris smooth at putting words into action

Harris smooth at putting words into action

If Duke quarterback Quentin Harris can command a huddle the way he wins a media session, add that to the head starts on 2019 he gained with playing time last year when third-year starter Daniel Jones was injured for two-and-a-half games. It’s not just what Harris, a 6-foot-1,...

Harris taking advantage of head start

Harris taking advantage of head start

DURHAM, N.C. -- A three-year starting quarterback in college football obviously provides a program plenty of good, but the bad comes later. Duke is reminded of that now, beginning with Friday’s first day of spring football held indoors at Pascal Field House.  Daniel Jones...

Daniel Jones can spread QB whisperer word

Daniel Jones can spread QB whisperer word

Duke’s Daniel Jones is leaving for the NFL Draft, but his announcement on Monday may have a long-term benefit. It may mean future elite quarterback talent will take a longer look at the Blue Devils. The third-year starter that arrived from Charlotte Latin lightly recruited – he...

Bowl game is their focus over the NFL

Bowl game is their focus over the NFL

For a couple of redshirt juniors that NFL scouts have bird-dogged the past two seasons, Duke’s Daniel Jones and Joe Gilles-Harris don’t sound like guys looking ahead to 2019 NFL Draft at the expense of their teammates' bowl experience.. Jones, a third-year starting quarterback,...