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Bills Sign Rookies CB Ross Cockrell, LB Randell Johnson & OT Seantrel Henderson

  The Buffalo Bills announced the signings of draft picks CB Ross Cockrell, LB Randell Johnson and OT Seantrel Henderson on Thursday. These are the first rookies that the Bills have gotten under contract since the draft concluded last Saturday. Cockrell is a two-time first-team All-ACC selection. He 233 tackles, two sacks, 12 interceptions, two forced fumbles and scored two...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke football's Ross Cockrell prepares for NFL Combine

Duke's Chick-fil-A Bowl loss was not just the end of cornerback Ross Cockrell's collegiate football career, it was the beginning of his push toward the NFL. Cockrell is not enrolled at Duke this semester, instead choosing to migrate to California and begin his preparation for the NFL draft. The former Blue Devil is doing his strength and conditioning training with Athletes...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke at home in Charlotte, but wants to squash bad memories

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There are 25 scholarship players on Duke's roster from North Carolina, and 13 of them are from the Charlotte area. It makes the lead-up to the ACC Championship game -- the first trip to the game in Duke history -- against No. 1 Florida State feel a little bit more comfortable, more familiar. Starting cornerback Ross Cockrell is one of them. He had his starstruck...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

With Winston cleared, Florida State eyes ACC title

Duke cornerback Ross Cockrell is not offended the No. 20 Blue Devils are a 29-point underdog to Jameis Winston and top-ranked Florida State for Saturday night's ACC championship game. ''Florida State has been blowing everybody out,'' he said. The Seminoles (12-0, 8-0) have beaten opponents on average 54-11 this season behind Winston, who set ACC freshman records...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 24 Duke, Cutcliffe go from cellar to ACC title game

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The movie version of the 2013 Duke Blue Devils -- Coastal Division Champions, 10-2 and 6-2 in the ACC, No. 24 in the country and rising -- would be a pretty good one. The lasting image of head coach David Cutcliffe being carried off the field at Kenan Stadium by two of his senior defensive linemen would likely be the way the movie ends, soaked in Gatorade yet...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 24 Duke, Cutcliffe go from cellar to ACC title game

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The movie version of the 2013 Duke Blue Devils -- Coastal Division Champions, 10-2 and 6-2 in the ACC, No. 24 in the country and rising -- would be a pretty good one. The lasting image of head coach David Cutcliffe being carried off the field at Kenan Stadium by two of his senior defensive linemen would likely be the way the movie ends, soaked in Gatorade yet...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Four Downs: No. 25 Duke a win away from Coastal crown

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Used to be, the answer to anything Duke accomplished on the field in the last two years was always "since 1994". The players even joked about it. "Everything is since 1994," they've said over the past few weeks when asked about their recent streak of history-making under head coach David Cutcliffe. But not anymore. Now, No. 25 Duke ...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke dominant up front in "upset" of No. 24 Miami

DURHAM, N.C. -- When Duke senior cornerback Ross Cockrell walked into the postgame press conference on Saturday after Duke's second win over a top-25 team this season -- this one a 48-30 win over No. 24 Miami -- he shook his head when he saw the number of media members crammed into a film room. There were rows and rows of media, cameramen cramming their equipment into one of...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Cutcliffe, Duke understand winning in November is key

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke head coach David Cutcliffe has visions. No, he's not going insane, although the grind of a season will do that to any head coach. He's always had them, according to senior cornerback Ross Cockrell. Cutcliffe just sees things happening before they happen, and not because he's psychic. It's because of his self-belief. "He just sees things...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Cutcliffe, Duke understand winning in November is key

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke head coach David Cutcliffe has visions. No, he's not going insane, although the grind of a season will do that to any head coach. He's always had them, according to senior cornerback Ross Cockrell. Cutcliffe just sees things happening before they happen, and not because he's psychic. It's because of his self-belief. "He just sees things...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC rolling up the yards, points, wins this season

Pittsburgh allowed an average of 56 points per game last season. So last week's 58-55 victory over Duke wouldn't stand out much to a fan scanning the scores. Except that team with the stingy defense was Pitt basketball. The victory over the Blue Devils on Saturday was the Panthers' football team - one, but hardly the only, example of the record-setting Atlantic Coast...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC rolling up the yards, points, wins this season

Pittsburgh allowed an average of 56 points per game last season. So last week's 58-55 victory over Duke wouldn't stand out much to a fan scanning the scores. Except that team with the stingy defense was Pitt basketball. The victory over the Blue Devils on Saturday was the Panthers' football team - one, but hardly the only, example of the record-setting Atlantic Coast...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 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 has unprecedented depth, experience up front

DURHAM, N.C. -- Dukes depth chart was released on Tuesday and while its hardly breaking news, its noteworthy that of the nine starters on the defensive and offensive fronts, eight are juniors or seniors. On the depth chart, there are no freshmen on the offensive lineand just one along the defensive line. To have the kind of experience along the front lines is yet another example...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
August 28, 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...
Via Fox Sports
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke looks to improve by making defensive adjustments

The Duke defense last year, for lack of a better word, was bad. Horrendous, even, at times. Through a combination of injuries and lack of depth, the Blue Devils finished the year 105th in the country in total defense, giving up 469.2 yards per game (and 36 points). In the ACC, they were last in scoring defense, surrendering more than four more points than the 11th-place team. Home...
Via Fox Sports South
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke looks to improve by making defensive adjustments

The Duke defense last year, for lack of a better word, was bad. Horrendous, even, at times. Through a combination of injuries and lack of depth, the Blue Devils finished the year 105th in the country in total defense, giving up 469.2 yards per game (and 36 points). In the ACC, they were last in scoring defense, surrendering more than four more points than the 11th-place team. Home...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke looks to improve by making defensive adjustments

The Duke defense last year, for lack of a better word, was bad. Horrendous, even, at times. Through a combination of injuries and lack of depth, the Blue Devils finished the year 105th in the country in total defense, giving up 469.2 yards per game (and 36 points). In the ACC, they were last in scoring defense, surrendering more than four more points than the 11th-place team. Home...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Cockrell ready for final season

Duke senior cornerback Ross Cockrell says he's looking forward to the upcoming season as he hopes to lead the Blue Devils back to the postseason.
Via duke.scout.com
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Pre-Season Preview: Duke Blue Devils

2012 Record: 6-7 (3-5 in ACC) Head Coach: David Cutcliffe (21-40 at Duke, 65-69 All-Time) Four Year Trend: 4.25 wins and 8 losses Last Bowl Game: 2013 Belk Bowl: lost to Cincinnati 48-34 Stadium: Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, NC (capacity = 33,941) Home Field Advantage: ranked 54th out of 69 BCS teams Schedule Glimpse: 2013 Schedule Link ...
Via College Football Zealots
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke Football 2013 Position Breakdowns: Defensive Backs

Ask anyone who watched any significant stretches of Duke’s 2012 Football season, what their weakest area and most will say unequivocally that it was the defensive side of the ball. Duke, who utilizes a 4-2-5 defensive scheme relies heavily on the defensive front to slow the run and get pressure on the quarterback but at the same time they rely a good deal on the defensive backfield...
Via SCACC Hoops
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Prospects To Watch: Bowl Season Part Two

  Little Caesars Bowl: Western Kentucky (7-5) vs Central Michigan (6-6) Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher While the teams in this Bowl game aren’t the most exciting, there is one potential first round pick to keep an eye on in this game: Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher. Fisher hasn’t been tested by any top notch pass rushers this year, as the best defensive end he...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Miami Surges Past Blue Devils to win 52-45

Duke came out flat and uninspired  but mounted three comeback attempts that cut the lead to 7 points; but it wasn’t enough as Miami ruined senior day for the Blue Devils who finished their regular season 6-6 (3-5 ACC) after a 52 to 45 loss. Duke wide receiver Conner Vernon had another stellar day stats-wise but had to concede a loss on senior day to Miami. The Blue Devils...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 24, 2012  |  Discuss

TDDTV: Ross Cockrell Interview

The Blue Devils have spent a week learning and preparing for the Georgia Tech offense
Via duke.scout.com
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

ACC defenses giving up big yards, lots of points

Defenses across the Atlantic Coast Conference are having trouble getting stops or keeping offenses out of the end zone. League teams are giving up points and yards at their highest rate in more than a decade. And that's led to plenty of shootouts, including last weekend's Georgia Tech-North Carolina matchup that stands as the highest-scoring game in ACC history. '&...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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