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Inside linebackers remain joined at hip

Inside linebackers remain joined at hip

 If it seemed like Joe Giles-Harris and Ben Humphreys were joined at the hip throughout last week’s win at Georgia Tech, look no further the defensive statistics. Together, Duke’s inside linebackers combined for 26 tackles. Giles-Harris, a 6-foot-2, 240-pounder, led the...

Doomsday predictions for option are premature

Doomsday predictions for option are premature

“The option is still revered at certain high schools, but – despite the zeal of some coaches – the once venerated scheme has been languishing at the college level for years. Now rule changes may doom it there too.” – Sports Illustrated, Oct. 8, 2018 issue.   By Tom...

Two throwbacks of another kind protect Jones

Two throwbacks of another kind protect Jones

DURHAM, N.C. -- These days, college football verbiage often turns to claims the billion-dollar industry exploits athletes. Once in awhile, though, we’re reminded of the sport’s innocent roots before money hardened the game. They grew when some Princeton and Rutgers students...

Blue Devils reach down deeper for fourth win

Blue Devils reach down deeper for fourth win

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke’s “next man up” mantra that now extends to quarterbacks remains perfect to the tune of a 4-0 start. Backup quarterback Quentin Harris was on his way to leading the Blue Devils to their second straight win in his second start since third-year starter Daniel...

Defensive backs living up to their mantra

Defensive backs living up to their mantra

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke prides itself on fulfilling a “next man up” mentality – one many programs strive to fulfill yet fall short of -- but the Blue Devils’ defensive backs are testing the limits. Following an injury-plagued 3-0 start, this week marks the first time Duke has...

Quentin Harris steps into quarterback role

Quentin Harris steps into quarterback role

Quentin Harris isn't Duke's lone “next man up” – the mantra its backups utilize to be ready – but he’s certainly the most important one. He’s the new quarterback filling in for injured starter Daniel Jones. Quarterback, of course, is the the most important position in the most...

Jones and Gilbert sidelined following surgeries

Jones and Gilbert sidelined following surgeries

Duke’s quick start, one of the Blue Devils weren’t shy about anticipating in fall camp, suddenly struck three injury speed bumps following impressive season-opening victories over a pair of 10-win teams, Army and Northwestern. The school announced on Sunday that All-ACC...

Blue Devils join Stanford and Northwestern

Blue Devils join Stanford and Northwestern

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke football’s upward mobility from the 2-33 train wreck that David Cutcliffe inherited has allowed the school to join an exclusive club with Stanford and Northwestern as academically elite institutions consistently competing among Power 5 schools.Cutcliffe,...

Duke protects Jones and stretches Army

Duke protects Jones and stretches Army

DURHAM, N.C. – For Duke to challenge Miami in the ACC Coastal Division during a year it also plays Atlantic Division member Clemson, the Blue Devils need to show they can defeat double-digit victory teams. That made Army a fitting test. The Black Knights’ 10-3 record a year ago...

Jones shouldering protection responsibility

Jones shouldering protection responsibility

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke quarterback David Jones played himself out of NFL first-round draft projections last year, but his work before him to bounce back into the 2019 draft discussions is about more than arm strength or mobility.The 6-foot-5, 220-pound redshirt junior has shown...