Photo: Peyton (left) and Eli (right) Manning with Duke coach David Cutcliffe during one of their off-season tutoring sessions.
DURHAM, N.C. — Duke football coach David Cutcliffe made a phone call Saturday afternoon to Archie Manning at his New Orleans home, but the conversation wasn’t about Peyton and Eli, Archie’s two NFL quarterbacks sons Cutcliffe has tutored over the years.
He called for a weather report. Then he ran his team through its first scrimmage at 8 p.m. on the Brooks Practice Field. With Duke opening the season against Tulane on Sept. 5 in New Orleans, Cutcliffe asked Manning about the heat and humidity. The late scrimmage was meant to simulate the 8:30 p.m. Central Time kickoff at Yulman Stadium. ...
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