Originally written on SCACC Hoops  |  Last updated 11/15/14

With the off season squarely upon us we will be doing periodic updates in the Duke Football Notebook. We will keep you up to date on any revelations and happens regarding Duke Football in the winter, through spring practice and preseason.

Matt Daniels, All-American

Duke senior safety, Matt Daniels was named to the Walter Camp Foundation's All-American Team. Daniels was a second team selection.

Daniels was a first team All-ACC selection following a senior campaign that saw him rack up 126 tackles (4 for a loss). He also had 14 pass break up and two interceptions in his last season as a Blue Devil.

He made some noise nationally following Duke's ACC match up with Virginia Tech when Daniels recorded his two interceptions and handed out numerous hard hits that had him receiving raved reviews from sports writers across the country.

Daniels was a bright spot in an otherwise down year for the Blue Devils who finished 3-9 for the second consecutive year. He is the first defensive back from Duke to be named to an All-American team since Ray Farmer did it in the 1990s.

Daniels is graduating in the spring and has perhaps the best pro potential of any of Duke's current seniors.

Offensive Line Coach Departs

David Cutcliffe in addition to recruiting new talent to Durham, is now going to have to recruit a new offensive line coach.

Matt Luke, Duke's offensive line coach and running game coordinator for the last four seasons, has elected to leave Duke for a similar position at Ole Miss.

Luke and his wife are Mississippi natives so this marks an opportunity to move back home and into the SEC no less.

The move has brought mixed reviews among Duke fans who feel his departure is everything from a good opportunity for him, to those who feel that Luke is some how showing a lack of loyalty to Cutcliffe and Duke.

You can't blame Luke for wanting to take his family back to their roots. His loss is a bit of blow though to an offensive line that is getting better and older. It will be imperative for Cutcliffe to bring on or promote a solid line coach as that unit success is paramount next season.

As for his role as the running game coordinator, it might be a good change of pace for Duke who has ranked pretty close to last in running both in the ACC and nationally, to get someone else at the helm.

We wish Coach Luke and his family best of luck in his new role at Ole Miss.

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