With all the hoopla over the Duke Basketball program’s possible odds of making a deep post season run, few have really given the Duke Football program much of a thought. The Blue Devils coming off their most successful season in nearly two decades after already started their spring football practice and it is one of
The reactions to the 2012 Duke Football season vary depending on who you ask and when you asked them. If you asked some fans following the Blue Devils Belk Bowl loss against Cincinnati which dropped Duke’s record to 6-7 and guaranteed yet another losing record in Durham some would see the season as a failure.
Duke Football isn’t all that accustomed to post season accolades but nine Blue Devils football players found themselves named among the best in the ACC. Senior defensive back Ross Cockrell and redshirt freshman punter Will Monday were Duke’s two selections to the All-ACC First Team. Cockrell led the ACC in interceptions with five and ranked third
Duke came out flat and uninspired but mounted three comeback attempts that cut the lead to 7 points; but it wasn’t enough as Miami ruined senior day for the Blue Devils who finished their regular season 6-6 (3-5 ACC) after a 52 to 45 loss. The Blue Devils defense that has been held together by spit and athletic
It may have been the Duke Football team’s bye week and the player may have the next two days off but it has been far from just a down week for the Blue Devils. Several news items came out of the week, perhaps most notably were some rewards and recognition that was handed out to
At times it looked like the Duke secondary was a high school JV team trying to play against professionals, it just looked that bad for the Blue Devils and that easy for Clemson. The Blue Devils have come a very long way on the football field but are clearly still no match for a very talented offensive team
It was arguably the best game at Wallace Wade Stadium in some time and a victory that will go down in the annals of Duke Football as one of the greatest in the program’s history. It may seem extreme since there was no title on the line, but there was years of pride and struggle built