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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...

Duke overcoming loss of team captains

Duke overcoming loss of team captains

Duke lost its third senior team captain to a season-ending injury last week when Jela Duncan went down, but despite records of 3-5 overall and 0-4 in the ACC Coastal the Blue Devils aren’t demoralized.Duke has remained competitive without injured quarterback Thomas Sirk (Achilles...

Duke QB Daniel Jones takes over

Duke QB Daniel Jones takes over

DURHAM, N.C. – Daniel Jones met with the media for the first time as Duke’s new starting quarterback on Tuesday afternoon at the Brooks Building. He’s not on the scout team anymore.The redshirt freshman has been thrust into the starting role for the season opener against North...

Sirk injury may make Jones the starter

Sirk injury may make Jones the starter

DURHAM, N.C. – On Tuesday afternoon, Duke offensive coordinator Zac Roper discussed the rapid progress of redshirt freshman quarterback Daniel Jones as a backup to returning starter Thomas Sirk.By Friday, Roper and head coach David Cutcliffe were forced into Plan B: Who will...

Sirk back on the practice field

Sirk back on the practice field

DURHAM, N.C. – The next step to Duke improving its passing game is in the books. Quarterback Thomas Sirk took to the practice field as planned Monday for the Blue Devils’ first workout of the 2016 season.“We’ll put him on a little bit of pitch count,” said Duke head coach...

Sirk making remarkable comeback

Sirk making remarkable comeback

HARLOTTE, N.C. – No candidate possess a better leg up for college football’s unofficial comeback player of the year than Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk. Never mind that he has yet to miss a game.Sirk has made such a remarkable rehab comeback from a torn Achilles’ tendon that...

Duke plans on Sirk starting opener

Duke plans on Sirk starting opener

CARY, N.C. — Duke Coach David Cutcliffe confirmed Monday that quarterback Thomas Sirk’s rehab is far enough ahead of schedule the Blue Devils are planning as if he will start the season opener.Last week Duke turned a routine media release into surprising news when Sirk was...

Five quarterbacks battles in the ACC

Five quarterbacks battles in the ACC

The list of returning ACC starting quarterbacks clearly starts with Clemson’s Deshaun Watson. He should have won the Heisman Trophy despite finishing third in the voting.Louisville’s Lamar Jackson is back for his sophomore season after taking over the starting role with signs he...

Work on new look at Duke continues

Work on new look at Duke continues

DURHAM, N.C. — The second off-season of refurbishing Wallace Wade Stadium into Brooks Field continued Saturday with constructions workers on the three-story press box and suites among those viewing Saturday’s spring game on the field.On the field, the remodeling of the offense is...

Duke starts spring drills later than usual

Duke starts spring drills later than usual

Duke football faces more changes than planned with the opening of spring football. That was one reason Duke coach David Cutcliffe waited until Saturday to open spring drills with a morning workout inside Pascal Field House.The March 5 start was about a month later than recent...