I just received an email with the ACC schedules!!!
Sept. 3 RICHMOND
Sept. 10 STANFORD
Sept. 17 at Boston College
Sept. 24 TULANE
Oct. 1 at FIU
Oct. 8 OPEN
Oct. 15 FLORIDA STATE
Oct. 22 WAKE FOREST
Oct. 29 VIRGINIA TECH
Nov. 5 at Miami
Nov. 12 at Virginia
Nov. 19 GEORGIA TECH
Nov. 26 at North Carolina
<devildeac> anyone playing drinking games by now?
7:49:36<Wander> drink every qb run?
7:49:38<loran16> umm, drink every time asack rushes?
7:49:38<wolfybeard> @devildeac: drink when Asack runs a keeper
7:49:39 PM<CB&B> any time zack runs, drink
Carolina Delenda Est
I think 4 wins is likely and 5 wins is a very good year with this schedule and the talent on our roster. That being said, the ACC is breaking in a lot of new QBs, coaches, and coordinators this year, so the relative stability at Duke could result in an upset or two.
Road wins are hard to come by, but I think at BC, at FIU, and at Virginia are possible. Wins home against FSU, VT, or Stanford or away at Miami would be big time upsets.
That's about it. Unless the NCAA crushes UNC this summer, they will be very, very good, at least on defense. I agree with the above posts that 5 wins would be a very successful year. Hopefully we remember that come football season.
Brian Zoubek on what was going through his mind walking to the free throw line with 3.6 seconds remaining in the 2010 National Championship game and Duke up by 1: "Fifty percent [of me is] thinking, This is what I've been dreaming of doing my entire life. Fifty percent I'm crapping my pants."
I am really looking forward to the Stanford game. Stanford is definitely among my favorite college teams (in all sports), simply because I love to root for great academic schools that win with integrity and class (which Stanford undoubtedly does). Additionally, it's hard not to love a kid like luck, who turned down being the #1 overall pick in the draft for a chance to earn a college degree.
However, I hope he does have a bit of an off game September 10. A win in that game would be huge for Duke football and its fans, and, believe it or not, I actually believe we have somewhat of a shot. Stanford, unlike Alabama last year, is not a team that is simply in a different stratosphere physically and athletically that we are. If we play our best, we do have the ability to beat Stanford... but I'm, still not counting on it.
I realize we are right in the middle of basketball season, but here is a nice take on Duke Football and the 2011 schedule - http://bluedevilnation.net/2011/02/f...2011-schedule/