Duke knows enough not to overlook Tulane and Tanner Lee
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Duke knows enough not to overlook Tulane and Tanner Lee

Blue Devils opens season Thursday night at Tulane

It would be unfair to describe Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning as spies for their good friend, Duke coach David Cutcliffe.

But it’s safe to assume Cutcliffe has more of a scouting report on Tulane and returning starting quarterback Tanner Lee than he would typically gather with his own homework. More specifically, that means a report on Lee’s off-season improvement. Lee, after all, attended the Manning Passing Academy in late June at Nicholls State at Thibodaux, La. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

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