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...
Duke's Football team is limping into this weekend's Bull City Gridiron Classic both literally and figuratively. The Blue Devils who are coming off a 50-13 drubbing will play host to their cross town neighbors from North Carolina Central University, will have to do so without a list of scholarship players that continued to grow this week.
Duke announced its injury report...
From Old Virginia continues its ACC previews with Duke Football.
9/1: Florida International
9/8: @ Stanford
9/15: NC Central
9/29: @ Wake Forest
10/13: @ Virginia Tech
10/20: North Carolina
10/27: @ Florida State
11/17: @ Georgia Tech
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