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ACC coaches praise Steve Spurrier with some more than others

ACC coaches praise Steve Spurrier with some more than others

A popular topic of discussion on Wednesday’s ACC coaches teleconference call was a topical SEC coach, Steve Spurrier.Duke’s David Cutcliffe, Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney responded to questions about his decision Monday to resign from coaching the...

Cash left Ohio State to find soul of college football at Duke

Cash left Ohio State to find soul of college football at Duke

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke All-American safety Jeremy Cash’s search for the soul of college football’s ideals began when he committed as a high school kid four years ago to play for then-Ohio State coach Jim Tressel.By the time he arrived in the fall of 2011 from Plantation (Fla.)...

Cutcliffe plans to address targeting rule on rules committee

Cutcliffe plans to address targeting rule on rules committee

DURHAM, N.C. – The thoughts Duke coach David Cutcliffe expressed responding to a question about the targeting rule sounded similar to what other coaches believe.“Intent,” is the word he says is missing from the rule interpretation of helmet-to-helmet contact. ... Click...

Duke plays Cash game to beat Georgia Tech triple option

Duke plays Cash game to beat Georgia Tech triple option

DURHAM, N.C. – Georgia Tech opponents speak weekly with dear-in-the-headlights fear about facing the Yellow Jackets’ unique triple-option offense.But not Duke All-American safety Jeremy Cash. Add that to ways he separates himself from others. ...Click here for the rest of my...

Duke coach balances social media with personal note

Duke coach balances social media with personal note

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke coach David Cutcliffe is learning to adapt to modern technology, but he still used the old-fashioned approach of a personal note dropped in the U.S. Mail for injured Pitt running back James Conner.He wrote Conner upon learning of his season-ending knee...

Duke fills house and scoreboard

Duke fills house and scoreboard

DURHAM, N.C. – Many numbers besides 2-0 stand out with Duke’s 55-0 win over North Carolina Central Saturday night in the Blue Devils’ home opener.None better than the number in the stands, though. A sellout crowd of 33,941 turned out for the Blue Devils’ debut of renovated...

New culture has Duke playing with confidence

New culture has Duke playing with confidence

DURHAM, N.C. — Confidence is an elusive and intangible element to building a winning football program. But once a team grasps that feeling, it’s palpable.Take the Duke Blue Devils’ turnaround with three straight bowl seasons. Confidence that was lacking in the past is felt in the...

Edwards electrifies Duke with play more ways than one

Edwards electrifies Duke with play more ways than one

Jeremy Cash is Duke’s All-American in the defensive backfield, but the coaches acknowledge the secondary’s most electric player is junior cornerback DeVon Edwards.Once again the All-ACC cornerback and honorable mention All-American kick returner demonstrated more than his play at...

Duke knows enough not to overlook Tulane and Tanner Lee

Duke knows enough not to overlook Tulane and Tanner Lee

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...

Duke upgraded recruiting shows on depth chart

Duke upgraded recruiting shows on depth chart

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke coach David Cutcliffe updated his depth Sunday for the Blue Devils’ season opener Thursday night at Tulane and most years it would have raised red flags.On the three-deep chart, one true freshman on offense and four on defense are positioned for early playing...