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Duke football enters uncharted territory: dealing with preseason expectations

When college football analyst Phil Steele's renowned season preview magazine came out -- complete with predictions -- a few weeks ago, there were some surprises. As there always are. But perhaps none of the surprises were bigger than Steele picking the reigning ACC Coastal Division champion -- a team that returns most of its key pieces from last year, mind you -- to finish tied...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke-Texas A&M Preview

Duke is facing quite a one-two punch to end its breakout season. The 22nd-ranked Blue Devils struggled against eventual Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and No. 1 Florida State in the ACC title game. Now they must find a way to stop last year's Heisman winner, Johnny Manziel, and No. 20 Texas A&M (8-4) in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on New Year's Eve in what is expected...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

TDDTV: Kelby Brown Interview

Duke linebacker talks about his team's prep work for Texas A&M
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December 17, 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...
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke-North Carolina Preview

No. 24 Duke is in the midst of one of the most successful seasons in program history. Just don't refer to the Blue Devils as one-year wonders. The perennial losers are a victory against surging North Carolina on Saturday from setting a school record with 10 wins and earning a spot in the ACC championship game. Players insist this season hasn't been a flash in the pan. Rather...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 24 Duke reveling in chance at 'dream season'

No. 24 Duke is in the midst of one of the most successful seasons in program history. Just don't refer to the Blue Devils as one-year wonders. The perennial losers are a victory against North Carolina from setting a school record with 10 wins and earning a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. Players insist this season hasn't been a flash in the pan...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Announces Football Players of the Week - 11/18/13

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Boston College running back Andre Williams, who shattered a pair of league rushing records with his performance on Saturday, leads the group of eight Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week announced on Monday. Williams was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week after rushing for a league single-game record 339 yards in the Eagles’ 38...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Announces Football Players of the Week - 11/11/13

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia Tech and Duke each placed three players on the list of Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week honorees after their teams won important league games on Saturday. Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week after leading the Hokies to a Coastal Division road win at 14th-ranked Miami.  Hokies center...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Announces Football Players of the Week - 10/28/13

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Duke redshirt junior Kelby Brown and sophomore Ross Martin have been recognized as Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week following the Blue Devils’ 13-10 upset win at 14th-ranked Virginia Tech on Saturday. Duke and Clemson – which also had two players chosen – head up the list of nine honorees announced on Monday. Brown, who was also...
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October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke's defense strong in 35-7 win over Navy

For most of the season the Duke defense has been the subject of most of the questions surrounding the Blue Devils and that same unit has received the brunt of the criticism. Box Score Duke defensive end Jonathan Woodruff (34) brings down Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds. The early questions about Duke’s lack of experience in the secondary, the talk about the unit as a whole...
Via SCACC Hoops
October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke doesn't have enough as Jackets show they're legit

DURHAM, N.C. -- On a day when much of the ACC looked ordinary, Georgia Tech (2-0, 1-0 ACC) looked anything but in a 38-14 win over Duke (2-1, 0-1 ACC). The Blue Devils prepared and did all they needed to do to get ready for the option offense -- but ultimately, the Yellow Jackets are who we thought they were. And that's a pretty dangerous team. This says more about where Georgia...
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September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke doesn't have enough as Jackets show they're legit

DURHAM, N.C. -- On a day when much of the ACC looked ordinary, Georgia Tech (2-0, 1-0 ACC) looked anything but in a 38-14 win over Duke (2-1, 0-1 ACC). The Blue Devils prepared and did all what they needed to do to get ready for the option offense -- but ultimately, the Yellow Jackets are who we thought they were. And that's a pretty dangerous team. This says more about where...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke defense hits milestone with first shutout since 1989

DURHAM, N.C. -- In Week 1, plenty of high-caliber FBS teams played FCS opponents (or lower-tier FBS opponents). Only seven got a shutout. Duke was one of the seven, posting a 45-0 win over North Carolina Central. But it was more than just a shutout. It had been awhile. The last time Duke shut out an opponent, Steve Spurrier was their head coach. And because it was over rival North...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke Football Preview: Devils Aim for More Success

Most teams would not think a 6-6 regular season record would be called a successful season. Nor would the average college football fan think a coach who went 6-6 deserves to win Coach of the Year in the ACC. But, when you look at what David Cutcliffe has done over the past six years, it has been nothing short of spectacular, from athletic facilities, to recruiting, to winning...
Via SCACC Hoops
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke 'D' has plenty to prove this season

Duke's defense has to be better this season - if only because the Blue Devils couldn't get much worse than in 2012. ''Every Saturday this year is going to be a showcase for us, a showcase to prove what we've worked on in the offseason,'' cornerback Ross Cockrell said Tuesday. They certainly had plenty to fine-tune, and the first chance to show what they...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke Football 2013 Position Breakdowns: Linebackers

Duke’s 4-2-5 defensive scheme has been very much a work in progress and the one thing that I’ve never personally loved about it is the stress it put on the linebackers. In a standard 4-3 scheme a defense has three linebackers (two outside, one inside or middle) but in Duke’s scheme there are only two which makes it harder to cover the middle of the field in pass coverage...
Via SCACC Hoops
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke Football Inury Report - Stanford

Great news for Duke? No players are listed as questionable or doubtful, and there are no new additions to this week’s injury report. Considering the Florida International ran 91 plays, that’s especially remarkable that an already banged up defense came out relatively unscathed. Bad news? The same eight players who were listed as “out” last week are out this week as well....
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September 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Duke Injury Report Offers a Bright Side

When you are a Duke Football fan you have to find the good in bad situations and unfortunately you have had to do that a lot over the years. Case in point, the latest injury report, the first of the season for the Blue Devils heading into their season opener against Florida International. If you look at the entire list you have to be a bit taken aback by the fact that Duke has 15...
Via SCACC Hoops
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Duke Implementing Position Changes in Wake of Injuries

Thanks to a myriad of injuries, some that date back to last season, the Duke Football coaching staff has had to make a lot of changes.  Of those changes there are a few players who will be lining in up in a slightly different position this season than what we are use to seeing from them previously. Duke has suffered critical injuries at wide receiver, tightend, defensive end, interior...
Via SCACC Hoops
August 12, 2012  |  Discuss

FOV season preview: Duke Blue Devils

From Old Virginia continues its ACC previews with Duke Football. Schedule: 9/1: Florida International 9/8: @ Stanford 9/15: NC Central 9/22: Memphis 9/29: @ Wake Forest 10/6: Virginia 10/13: @ Virginia Tech 10/20: North Carolina 10/27: @ Florida State 11/3: Clemson 11/10: BYE 11/17: @ Georgia Tech 11/24: Miami Skip: Boston College, Maryland, NC State Projected starters: QB...
Via SCACC Hoops
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Pre-Season Preview: Duke Blue Devils

2011 Record: (3-9, 1-7 in ACC) Head Coach: David Cutcliffe (15-33 at Duke, 59-62 overall) Last Bowl Game: 1995 Hall of Fame Bowl: lost to Wisconsin 34-20 2011 Pre-Season Preview   Schedule Glimpse: 2012 Schedule Link ACC Away Games: 9/29 at WF, 10/13 at VT, 10/27 at FSU, 11/17 at GT ACC Home Games: 10/6 vs UVA, 10/20 vs UNC, 11/3 vs Clemson, 11/24 vs Miami (FL) Out of...
Via College Football Zealots
June 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Duke Football Has Experience on Its Side

It seems odd to say this but the Duke Football team has a lot of experience heading into this coming season.  In fact the Blue Devils have more experience than eight other schools in the ACC and are technically tied for second. So where do I get that from? Well based on ESPN.com ACC Blogger Heather Dinich Duke will be returning 17 starters from last season. That is one less that...
Via SCACC Hoops
May 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Ask A Blogger Series: DukeBlogMKline talks Duke Spring Football

The Duke Blue Devils are the next installment of HokieGuru’s Ask a Blogger Series. The Miami Hurricanes are tomorrow. Enjoy! Past Ask A Blogger - ACC Spring Football Reports  North Carolina Good evening from @HokieGuru.  I’m here today to discuss the ACC spring football practice with each bloggers from each of the 12 Atlantic Coast Conference teams.  What follows is our interview...
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May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Duke Football Starts Spring Practice Beat Up But Upbeat

As exciting as Spring Football practice starting is, it is never good to hear that so many key players are either limited or will miss it entirely. David Cutcliffe's pre-practice press conference on Tuesday was full of a list of familiar names who because of surgeries or nagging injuries won't be participating when things get started and may not be in the mix the entire Spring...
Via SCACC Hoops
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Duke Squanders Redzone Chances, Loses to Hokies

Let me start off by saying and crediting the Duke Football team whom I didn't give any real chance of beating Virginia Tech.  I figured after a loss last week in a game Duke should have won that they'd fold up. But they didn't do any of that and played an excellent game for the most part though they came up short again. Once again it was the Blue Devils failure to execute...
Via SCACC Hoops
October 29, 2011  |  Discuss
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