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Fresno St still searching for its QB against Utah

A game later and Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter is still no closer to finding a replacement for Derek Carr. DeRuyter alternated between quarterbacks Brian Burrell and Duke transfer Brandon Connette in a 52-13 loss to No. 14 USC last weekend, but neither really stood out. So, he'll open up the audition again Saturday at Utah, hoping one of them can effectively lead this high-octane...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

USC vs. Fresno State – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

(Brett Padelford/The Spirit Of Troy/Facebook) It’s a new era in Southern California. Gone is interim head coach Ed Orgeron, who led USC to a 10-4 record in 2013, even though the team fired head coach Lane Kiffin after five games. His replacement is former USC offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, who returns to LA after five years at Washington. Sarkisian’s Trojans come into...
Via College Spun
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke to continue using multiple quarterbacks

No one ever wants to get caught without a quarterback. Throughout his coaching career, Duke head coach David Cutcliffe wants to make sure that never happens to him. "I'm real serious about trying to find a way to get our younger quarterbacks some meaningful snaps," Cutcliffe said. "I did it when I was (head coach) at Ole Miss. I did it when I was (offensive coordinator) at Tennessee...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Crystal Ball Run Mailbag: Duke’s playoff dreams, MACtion and Battletoads

Welcome to another edition of the Crystal Ball Run mailbag. You submitted your questions and now it is time for me to answer them for you. Here we go. @KevinOnCFB how much does Brandon Connette‘s transfer impact Duke’s path to the playoff? — Ben Swain (@TheBenSwain) April 25, 2014 Not at all, honestly, but that is because Duke was never going to be sniffing the playoff next...
Via Bloguin Best
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Most ACC teams have plenty of questions at quarterback

As the ACC welcomes Louisville and says goodbye to Maryland, the league -- coming off of Florida State's national championship last season -- is riding the wave of positive momentum. But next year? Well, it could be rough yet again for every team not named Florida State. Of the ACC's 14 full-time football members, 10 will definitely have a new starting quarterback this coming season...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

ACC Football: Player With The Most To Prove In 2014

The Duke Blue Devils proved in 2013 the university was not just a basketball school. Under the guidance of David Cutcliffe, the Blue Devils shocked the world, found themselves a place in the ACC Title Game and then proved they could keep up with the big boys of the SEC before falling to the Texas A&M Aggies in the Chik-Fil-A Bowl.While the meteoric rise for the program was impressive...
Via Football Nation
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke Blue Devils season preview

Duke had a historic 2013 in which they finished with a school record for wins in a season including many other firsts such as the Blue Devils first ever appearance in the ACC Championship game. The Blue Devils won games over two ranked opponents being Miami and Virginia Tech. David Cutcliffe is a large reason for the vaulting success of the football program and received Coach of...
Via College Football Universe
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke vs. Texas A&M, Chick-fil-A Bowl: 5 Reasons To Watch

The Duke Blue Devils were riding an 8 game winning streak before the ACC Championship, and sit at 10-3 under first year head coach, David Cutcliffe. Texas A&M started the season with national title implications, and scored 42 points on then #1 Alabama looking like they could still win the conference. Then along came LSU, Georgia, and Auburn and now the Aggies are 8-4 lead by...
Via Football Nation
December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 24 Blue Devils face UNC for ACC division crown

With each win in a historically successful season, Duke coach David Cutcliffe said his team would have to follow up with an even bigger win the following week. That approach has brought the No. 24 Blue Devils here, within a win of an improbable Coastal Division championship and a ticket to the Atlantic Coast Conference title game. It all depends on whether they can beat surging...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Boone, No. 25 Duke beat Wake Forest, 28-21

Anthony Boone threw three touchdown passes and No. 25 Duke held on to beat Wake Forest 28-21 on Saturday for its seventh straight win. Brandon Connette rushed 3 yards for the go-ahead score late in the third quarter and Boone was 24 of 29 for 256 yards. The Blue Devils (9-2, 5-2 ACC) fell behind 14-0 before rallying to match the school record for victories and remain in control...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Previews: Duke controls of Coastal; warm-ups before SEC showdowns

Last year, a 3-1 Duke team that was on the upswing but still had plenty of doubters went to Winston-Salem and beat a Wake Forest team that it hadnt beaten in its last 12 tries. In hindsight, many of Dukes current players say that win jumpstarted the program and helped bring it to this point -- two wins away from winning the ACC Coastal Division. It wasnt an easy win. Duke lost its...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Previews: Duke controls of Coastal; warm-ups before SEC showdowns

Last year, a 3-1 Duke team that was on the upswing but still had plenty of doubters went to Winston-Salem and beat a Wake Forest team that it hadnt beaten in its last 12 tries. In hindsight, many of Dukes current players say that win jumpstarted the program and helped bring it to this point -- two wins away from winning the ACC Coastal Division. It wasnt an easy win. Duke lost its...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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