Photo: Daniel Jones
DURHAM, N.C. – On Tuesday afternoon, Duke offensive coordinator Zac Roper discussed the rapid progress of redshirt freshman quarterback Daniel Jones as a backup to returning starter Thomas Sirk.
By Friday, Roper and head coach David Cutcliffe were forced into Plan B: Who will start the season opener Sept. 3 against North Carolina Central. ...
Note: Duke head coach David Cutcliffe confirmed in a Saturday afternoon media release Thomas Sirk re-injured his left Achilles' tendon and is out for the season. Sirk suffered a partial tear to the same tendon he tore in February.
Sirk also missed the 2013 season with a tear to his right Achilles' tendon. Missing two full seasons would make him eligible to apply for a sixth-year medical redshirt.
Despite Sirk's injury, Cutciffe also announced Saturday he was named a team captain along with running back Jela Duncan, defensive back DeVon Edwards and defensive lineman A.J. Wolf.