The Blue Devils like their young and talented defensive backs; Sirk in line to replace Connette, Revamped offensive line ready, Reeves, Schneider set to replace Deaver
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With Lucas Patrick back at work after missing two scrimmages due to concussion protocol and Casey Blaser having emerged at right tackle, Duke coach David Cutcliffe is confident the guys up front will provide the bulk to power the Blue Devils offense this season.
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The shock of losing starting third-team all-ACC tight end Braxton Deaver to a season-ending knee injury earlier this week came down hard on Duke’s football team.
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Kelby Brown took his expected place at the linebackers table on Saturday as Duke football fans lined up for autographs and photos at Meet the Blue Devils Day. The only difference is Brown won’t be on the field making tackles, interceptions and fumble recoveries this season, like he was as an all-ACC performer last season when Duke won a school-record 10 games.
3,000 FANS FLOOD DUKE CAMPUS TO 'MEET THE BLUE DEVILS'
Last January, Duke found itself included in the season’s final Associated Press football poll for the first time since 1961.
With games less than two weeks away, this season’s first poll will be released today at 2 p.m. and even if the Blue Devils aren’t in the top 25, they’ll certainly be among the teams receiving votes.
Such things are becoming commonplace now at Duke, where the Blue Devils set a school record with 10 wins last season while finishing No. 23 in the AP poll.
On Saturday, another sign of the changing football scene at a school known far better nationally for basketball was on display. An crowd estimated at 3,000 streamed through Duke’s Pascal Field House indoor practice facility for the annual “Meet the Blue Devils” autograph session.
A year ago, when Duke was coming off its first bowl appearance in 20 years, Duke officials estimated the Meet the Blue Devils crowd at 1,700.
Duke’s second preseason scrimmage saw a veteran linebacker in a new spot, a veteran tight end back on the field and the continued absence of a projected starter on the offensive line on Friday. The Blue Devils went through 80 plays at Wallace Wade Stadium, where they’ll open the season in two weeks against Elon (Aug. 30, 6 p.m.).
Duke's second scrimmage Friday AM saw tight end Braxton Deaver return and David Helton get comfortable at middle linebacker