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Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby Rollins » Tue May 28, 2013 5:32 pm

Post your thoughts on the 2013 team and general Duke Football discussion.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby Rollins » Tue May 28, 2013 5:40 pm

Yes I am bored, but I want a place to bounce my thoughts and observations around that isn't TDD.

-I parked by the practice facilities and was able to enter with zero barriers to entry.

-The practice facility is pretty awesome. I haven't been in the Pascal field house since it was under construction but it's nice to know we have top of the line capabilities when it comes to practice fields. My only complaint is I wish we had maybe an additional 70 yard grass field just to be able to simulate grass play. It's not a big deal but Auburn did it so I'm assuming there was a purpose.

-I have no idea what they use the Brooks Field house for other than holding Press conferences and housing visiting teams. It's a nice building but I wonder if they will re-locate the visiting team locker room closer to Wallace Wade when they get rid of the track and bring the video board closer to the bowl.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby WorldStar HipHop » Tue May 28, 2013 6:47 pm

Will Duke finally beat GTech/Paul Johnson?

I wish the Navy game had been schedule before the GTech game. Duke would've been more prepared for GTech after playing Navy (which also runs a triple option iirc).
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby Rollins » Tue May 28, 2013 7:10 pm

WorldStar HipHop wrote:Will Duke finally beat GTech/Paul Johnson?

I wish the Navy game had been schedule before the GTech game. Duke would've been more prepared for GTech after playing Navy (which also runs a triple option iirc).


It can't hurt playing GT early in the season, and interestingly enough they have a bye week 2 and we play week 3. I actually think this helps us as we will be the first D1 game they play. Last year it took them half the season to get in gear as they lost to the likes of Middle Tennessee. The worrisome part about GT is the annual potential to have 2-3 lineman destroy their knee because of a chop block.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby Rollins » Tue May 28, 2013 8:25 pm

-The football museum on the ground floor of the Yoh has been outfitted with nice wooden tables and chairs for team meals. I imagine there is close to a meal a day being served in here during the summer. The museum is nice but I almost wish they would completely renovate this room to accommodate team meals in the most efficient manner.

-Hopefully there are some funds being allocated for upgrades to the Yoh when the renovations start in December.

-I'm curious what they will do with the space between the practice fields and the scoreboard when the track gets removed. I say this because it sounds like the enclosure of the bowl won't take place until a few more years down the road.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby WorldStar HipHop » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:27 am

How do people feel about the game against Pitt?

I'm worried about that one.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby Rollins » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:16 pm



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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby Rollins » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:18 pm



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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby aiw » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:00 pm

He has Elaine Benes' skill with the exclamation point.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby rhfarmer » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:53 pm

I like how the late nights in the office pic shows exactly no one in the office.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby Topher » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:25 pm



Duke has 10 jersey combos. So hyped for this game.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby DukeNukem05 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:42 pm

Topher wrote:Duke has 10 jersey combos. So hyped for this game.

For others, click to 8:10 to get to the Duke selection.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby StopThePumpFakesShav » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:37 pm

The offense should be rated in the mid 80s and the defense should be rated in the low 30s.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby Rollins » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:32 pm

I really think Duke is wasting a golden opportunity to be unique of any other program and honor the school's distinct architecture by not using Duke Stone as the lining of the lower wall that will encircle the stadium. I know the Duke Stone supply is almost exhausted but I wish a suitable replacement could be used.

It would be such a good look.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby dukeberto » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:07 am

I completely agree with you on that Rollins. I'm hoping that with the new wall being built once the field gets lowered we wil consider it. Would give it something similar to "between the hedges," maybe something like "in the quarry," although that is kind of cheesy.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby Rollins » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:04 pm

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I think this is one of the walk-ons this year. He also might wrestle.

Gilbert Brooks.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby Rollins » Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:42 pm

#'s of the freshman have been posted on the goduke roster.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby Rollins » Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:55 pm

Mike Ramsey, the DT recruit listed at 280.

Korona and Brander, the OT's are thin at 255 and 260.

All the defensive backfield guys are listed as CB's. I'm guessing coaches will have them all working at a variety of positions.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby Rollins » Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:19 pm

107 players listed on roster. Not including Freshman walk-ons.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby Topher » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:01 am

Working on an interview with an NFL Draft scout for cbssports.com now on some of Duke's players. I'll post it when I get done.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby Rollins » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:00 pm

http://www.sbnation.com/college-footbal ... ule-roster

Most realistic Duke preview I've read so far.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby rhfarmer » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:30 pm

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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby Rollins » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:00 am

I wasn't very happy after reading it either, but I'm hoping it will clear my head as I try to make it through August.

Morale of the story is that there's minuscule room for error in order to get back to a bowl... And that the O-line is by far the best position group on the team.

Actually, one thing I didn't know is that Duke was the 14th ranked team in the country in getting sacks on passing downs last year. Problem is Duke was one of the bottom 5 teams in points per play defensively.

Getting through pre-season uninjured will be massive. Missing 3 starters on defense by opening day like last year is going to give me ulcers.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby Topher » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:43 pm

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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby Topher » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:44 pm

Im basically expecting Borders to start this season
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby Rollins » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:48 pm

Topher wrote:Im basically expecting Borders to start this season


and it sounds like it's simply a result of his phenomenal play, and not the result of others' poor play
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby Topher » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:34 pm

Yeah which is suuuuper encouraging. Means we'll have decent depth there.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby physicsfactor » Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:55 pm

Anyone know much about Pitt's team this year? Does Duke stand any chance at all against them at home? I'm trying to convince myself that Duke can beat one of Georgia Tech/Pitt at home and be 6-1 going into the Virginia Tech game (yes, that's also assuming we beat UVA again).
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby SeanMayTriedToEatMe » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:06 pm

Pitt is a 10-point underdog to FSU at Pitt.

How big an underdog would Duke be to FSU at home? 20 points? 30?

I'd guess that Duke would be around a 10-14 point underdog to Pitt at Duke.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby physicsfactor » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:31 pm

So you're saying I should bet it all on Duke?
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby Rollins » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:53 pm

The only way I see Duke improving on defense is to take a chance on some up and coming young black guy, make him the DC and hope his aura can entice premier defensive lineman and LB's to chose Duke over other schools with larger quantities of slutty women and cash handouts.

I don't even know if the current defensive coaches are good, but I do know the talent they are working with is unsuitable.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby rhfarmer » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:29 pm

We don't need premier DL's and LB's, we need serviceable ones. If Wake and Uva are down for the count, it could help Duke. Or if Vandy just gets overwhelmed in the new SEC.

Keep in mind, Duke used to lose 58-10. Now it's 58-55.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby StopThePumpFakesShav » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:52 pm

Seems like there are 5 winnable games left this year, and we need to win 4 of them to get back to a bowl. Next two weeks, Troy and Navy, are musts.

Then, it's a question whether we can win 2 of the following 3:

@UVA
State
@Wake

I think those 3 are actually in the correct order from least to most winnable. Two weeks to prepare for each of Navy and State.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby dukeberto » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:43 pm

I agree that Troy and Navy are must-wins.

I know that UNC has a ridiculous talent advantage over us, but you can't ever count out a rivalry game.

Also, VaTech has looked like hot garbage this year. They cannot score, although their defense has been semi-strong. If we are to beat them any time soon, this is the year.

I still think, if our Defense decides to stop dicking around, that there is still a chance for 5 more wins to ensure a winning season.
My odds order of easiest to hardest per tier-
Very winnable:
Wake, Troy, Navy

Better than 50/50 chance:
State, UVa

50/50:
VaTech, UNC
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby StopThePumpFakesShav » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:01 pm

I think UNC will be properly motivated to play us in their house after last season. I think 50-50 for either them or VT is very optimistic, although I'd consider moving V Tech into the "possibly winnable" category if we were playing them at WW.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby dukeberto » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:41 am

StopThePumpFakesShav wrote:I think UNC will be properly motivated to play us in their house after last season. I think 50-50 for either them or VT is very optimistic, although I'd consider moving V Tech into the "possibly winnable" category if we were playing them at WW.


I would agree with you about VaTech if it was going to be a Thursday or night game at Lane Stadium. Marshall went in there this past weekend and only lost in 3OT. The sell-out streak ended earlier this season. I just don't see VaTech fans coming out in droves to watch a so-so VaTech team struggle against what most believe to be a **** Duke team. If there is inclement weather, all the better for Duke. Not saying we are going to win, but I do think they are beatable this year, home or away.

As to UNC, you are correct that they will be properly motivated, but you can just never tell in this series. Although we have been thoroughly dominated in the last 20 years, the talent level has always been in UNC's favorite, but we've always played them close. We finally made the breakthrough last year, hopefully we can build on that this year. They don't have Gio this year to run rampant. I do worry about the Renner-Ebron connection, given our ineptitude at covering TEs so far this season.
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Re: Duke Football 2013 Discussion Thread

Postby StopThePumpFakesShav » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:03 pm

I don't think I realized how bad VT was (relative to usual) before I posted, so I guess I'll backtrack a bit on them and I can be a tad more optimistic. Just not having the continuity at QB really screwed us, and will screw us further this year.

Sucks because I was hoping/half expecting for 3-1 at this point, and I really think that could have happenned with AB.
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