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Giants were listening by picking Jones sixth

Giants were listening by picking Jones sixth

Duke Coach David Cutcliffe said this firmly two days before the NFL draft about Blue Devils quarterback Daniel Jones as a possible first-round pick: “If he doesn’t go the first day, I’ll go strongly enough out there and say somebody made a big mistake.” Well, the New...

Harris looks like more than a new starter

Harris looks like more than a new starter

DURHAM, N.C. – His label is heir apparent, but his experience suggests more than a hint of a returning starter. Quentin Harris looked and sounded like a veteran as Duke wrapped up spring drills last week, although in reality the redshirt senior has only two career starts while...

Harris smooth at putting words into action

Harris smooth at putting words into action

If Duke quarterback Quentin Harris can command a huddle the way he wins a media session, add that to the head starts on 2019 he gained with playing time last year when third-year starter Daniel Jones was injured for two-and-a-half games. It’s not just what Harris, a 6-foot-1,...

Harris taking advantage of head start

Harris taking advantage of head start

DURHAM, N.C. -- A three-year starting quarterback in college football obviously provides a program plenty of good, but the bad comes later. Duke is reminded of that now, beginning with Friday’s first day of spring football held indoors at Pascal Field House.  Daniel Jones...

Daniel Jones can spread QB whisperer word

Daniel Jones can spread QB whisperer word

Duke’s Daniel Jones is leaving for the NFL Draft, but his announcement on Monday may have a long-term benefit. It may mean future elite quarterback talent will take a longer look at the Blue Devils. The third-year starter that arrived from Charlotte Latin lightly recruited – he...

Bowl game is their focus over the NFL

Bowl game is their focus over the NFL

For a couple of redshirt juniors that NFL scouts have bird-dogged the past two seasons, Duke’s Daniel Jones and Joe Gilles-Harris don’t sound like guys looking ahead to 2019 NFL Draft at the expense of their teammates' bowl experience.. Jones, a third-year starting quarterback,...

Kelvin Hopkins standing tall at West Point

Kelvin Hopkins standing tall at West Point

By Tom ShanahanKelvin Hopkins and Daniel Jones stood out as an odd couple at clinics five summers ago. That observation, though, applied only if viewing the NFL as the end-all-to-be-all for two college-bound high school kids from Charlotte, N.C.Jones has developed into a 6-foot-5...

Winning is not easy in the improved ACC

Winning is not easy in the improved ACC

DURHAM, N.C. – The past decade or so has seen ACC schools top to bottom invest in their football programs. That means seeking out the right coach and properly funding recruiting while building state-of-the-art facilities. Duke and Wake Forest are two developmental programs that...

Measuring Duke growth by national powers

Measuring Duke growth by national powers

On the long list of examples documenting Duke’s rebuilt football program under 11th-year head coach David Cutcliffe, add Saturday’s game at Clemson compared to the Blue Devils meeting Alabama in the 2010 season. That was Cutcliffe’s third year of his arduous task upon inheriting...

NFL scouts saw plenty and UNC too much

NFL scouts saw plenty and UNC too much

DURHAM, N.C. – It’s nothing new for NFL scouts to travel to Durham to take another look at Duke quarterback Daniel Jones. They’ve shown up since he took over as the starter in 2016, his redshirt freshman season. The notion, though, that they might also have been attracted to see...