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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...

Blackwell making a play to be the other guy

Blackwell making a play to be the other guy

DURHAM -- Quarterbacks facing Duke this year will step to the line looking to locate All-ACC cornerback Mark Gilbert. Then they’ll l search the other side for the corner that the scouting reports consider the weaker link. If they don’t, Gilbert may pick off a pass as he did in...