DURHAM, N.C. -- New Duke starting quarterback Brandon Connette has always wanted to play quarterback. But that doesnt mean he was allowed to.
He started off his football career as an eighth grader and asked to be the signal-caller. Instead, the coaches made him a two-way player at left tackle and offensive guard.
I wanted to play QB, I tried out for QB but they didnt think I could do it, so they put me on offensive and defensive line," the redshirt junior said. "I actually enjoyed offensive line a lot."
Now, he wont have the choice. Starter Anthony Boone broke his collarbone in the second quarter at Memphis last weekend, and Connette had to go in right away. He has played in most of Dukes games when hes been healthy over his career, but he hadnt entered the game against the Tigers before being called on to replace Boone.
Connette struggled a bit early. In his first two series, he completed 3-of-7 passes for 16 yards and was sacked twice, running for a total of -3 yards. But in th...