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Lloyd hopes a trick to new season is holding

Lloyd hopes a trick to new season is holding

Duke coach David Cutcliffe shares many traits with his successful brethren. They have kept him in the college game four decades, including resuscitating the Blue Devils’ long moribund program. But he has demonstrated once again that depth chart paranoia isn’t one of those...

Cutcliffe on eliminating and replacing kickoffs

Cutcliffe on eliminating and replacing kickoffs

Duke coach David Cutcliffe is prepared to accept eliminating kickoffs. After the Blue Devils’ Saturday spring game, he said if the NCAA Football Rules Committee’s intent is to do away with the injury-prone play in phases, let’s be done with it now.“I’ve been around a long time,...

Cutcliffe takes to mic to share optimism

Cutcliffe takes to mic to share optimism

Duke coach David Cutcliffe said some things most coaches avoid at a spring game. He raised expectations. Midway through the Spring Showcase Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium, he had his players take a knee at midfield. He took a microphone and introduced the Blue Devils’ most...

Another reason Cutcliffe has remained at Duke

Another reason Cutcliffe has remained at Duke

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke coach David Cutcliffe surveyed the Blue Devils’ recent pro day at Pascal Field House. The pride was palpable. His smile could have bridged the gap that is the school's program before-and-after Cutcliffe’s arrival 10 years ago. Pre-Cutcliffe, Duke won 10 games...

This Battle of Brittain on ground and air

This Battle of Brittain on ground and air

 By Tom Shanahan DURHAM, N.C. – If Duke combined the rushing yards running backs Shaun Wilson and Brittain Brown totaled last season, the Blue Devils would have boasted a 1,519-yard back with 13 touchdowns. Any team would take that production. And it might be something...

Lloyd travels road of worst case to best case

Lloyd travels road of worst case to best case

By Tom ShanahanDURHAM, N.C. – Duke’s Jonathan Lloyd originally thought it was a worst-case scenario as he was rolled on a hospital bed into surgery to repair an injured ankle. He had been eager to taste college football as a true freshman in the fall of 2014. To get a head start...

Daniel Jones brings NFL talent to Quick Lane Bowl

Daniel Jones brings NFL talent to Quick Lane Bowl

Duke quarterback Daniel Jones is still considered an NFL prospect despite and up-and-down season. Duke's 4-0 start was followed by a six-game losing streak and two wins at the end to clinch a berth in the Quick Lane Bowl.My story on Duke quarterback Daniel Jones in the Detroit...

Duke set stage for Friday football with Miami

Duke set stage for Friday football with Miami

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe began the week apologizing to high school football fans in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area as well as those nationwide that stayed home to watch TV.The old high school coach from Alabama...

Notre Dame Stadium opens new look

Notre Dame Stadium opens new look

A trip to Notre Dame Stadium never gets old. Not for fans, coaches or players.Take Duke head coach David Cutcliffe, for example. He was a grizzled veteran of 35 college seasons when the Blue Devils traveled last year to Notre Dame, but he turned into a wide-eyed kid as the team...

Daniel Jones taking next step with Duke offense

Daniel Jones taking next step with Duke offense

DURHAM, N.C. — Judging a college football team’s spring drills can be tricky.The good or bad plays don’t necessarily reveal performance months later. The same is true of a coach’s comments. He can filter the good or the bad with coach-speak – depending on what he wants his...