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  1. #321
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympic Fan View Post
    You have high standards ... 68.75 would be the 15th best FG percentage rate for a season in Duke history ... not great, but not bad.
    Once again, no offense, but I don't see anything wrong with setting the bar high, especially at this point in Duke's football development. If we are going to "win championships" as Cut likes to say, we need high standards.
    Mmmm, BBQ!

  2. #322
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    Please, please, please no injuries tonight.
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  3. #323
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    Quote Originally Posted by CameronBornAndBred View Post
    Once again, no offense, but I don't see anything wrong with setting the bar high, especially at this point in Duke's football development. If we are going to "win championships" as Cut likes to say, we need high standards.
    That's the problem: "no offense" without a kicking game
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  4. #324
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    First Twitter post I've seen on the scrimmage:

    Hank Tucker‏ @HankTucker13 3m3 minutes ago

    Biggest takeaway from Duke football's scrimmage: Small sample size, but Tufts grad transfer Willie Holmquist looked like the best kicker.
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  5. #325
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    More tweets:

    Stephen Wiseman‏ @stevewisemanNC 3m3 minutes ago

    Biggest news from @DukeFOOTBALL scrimmage tonight: No major injuries. Not even any new minor ones, really.
    Stephen Wiseman‏ @stevewisemanNC 1m1 minute ago

    In kicking battle, William Holmquist made two from 40+ (including a 47-yarder) plus a short one from extra-point range. Cutcliffe is happy
    Stephen Wiseman‏ @stevewisemanNC 1m1 minute ago

    Punter Austin Parker also kicked one in from 40ish. Cutcliffe said 4 competitors are: Holmquist, Parker, Driggers and Reed.
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  6. #326
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    Scott Bracey seeing action at WR is good news. Hopefully, he is healthy:

    Stephen Wiseman‏ @stevewisemanNC 3m3 minutes ago

    Plenty of 1st-team D vs. 2nd-team O and vice versa. Things kept very simple. Bracey played some WR. On def., Fields, Lucas and Hill held out
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  7. #327
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    Prayers answered. All good news so far. Thanks for the reports.
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  8. #328
    Quote Originally Posted by CameronBornAndBred View Post
    Once again, no offense, but I don't see anything wrong with setting the bar high, especially at this point in Duke's football development. If we are going to "win championships" as Cut likes to say, we need high standards.
    And I don't see why you selectively focus on the kid's 2015 stats and ignore his 2016 stats ...

    I repeat, his career FG percentage would be the fifth best in Duke history if he had made those field goals at Duke. I know he made them at Tufts, but his success there is encouraging.

    There's a difference between high standards and ridiculously high standards. I'd love a RB who average 10 yards a carry, but I'm not going to moan that our best TB has "only" averaged 5.26 yards a carry for his career. We can win with Shaun Wilson at TB ... and we can win with a guy who makes 70 percent of his FGs.

    As I said, Holmquist still has to earn it in practice (and them perform at that level in games). But the first news out of the first scrimmage seems to be very good.

    The best news I've heard so far is no new injuries ... the second best news is that Bracey is finally on the field.

  9. #329
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    More scrimmage tweets:

    Stephen Wiseman‏ @stevewisemanNC 3m3 minutes ago

    On defense, true freshmen DEs Ben Frye and Drew Jordan worked with 2nd team and looked like they belonged. CB Josh Blackwell had an INT
    Stephen Wiseman‏ @stevewisemanNC 5m5 minutes ago

    Duke football stock market:
    Trending up: Holmquist, Bracey, Brittain Brown, Helm
    Trending down: Philyaw-Johnson, Rahming (dropped deep pass)
    Stephen Wiseman‏ @stevewisemanNC 1m1 minute ago

    Also on defense, Jordan Hayes had an interception and Alonzo Saxton II recovered a fumble. DBs doing work for Duke
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  10. #330
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    Scrimmage report from Airowe:

    http://duke.247sports.com/Bolt/Sidel...mage-106071239

    - Scott Bracey, who had been hobbled in early practices, had a couple of nice moments. The redshirt freshman broke a tackle attempt by Ben Humphreys and also took a wide receiver pitch for a big gain.
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  11. #331
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    Freshman running back had a good scrimmage:

    Blue Devil Nation‏ @BlueDevilNation 19s20 seconds ago

    Freshman running back Marvin Hubbard III rushed 23 times for 119 yards to highlight Dukes 85-snap scrimmage on Saturday night.
    EDIT: more running back information:

    Blue Devil Nation‏ @BlueDevilNation

    Brittain Brown added 61 yards on nine carries while senior Shaun Wilson picked up 55 ground yards on six carries.
    Last edited by Bob Green; 08-12-2017 at 09:48 PM. Reason: Add second tweet
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  12. #332
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    Video interview with Coach Cutcliffe:

    http://www.goduke.com/mediaPortal/pl...200&id=6204902
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  13. #333

    Thumbs up

    I got this official report from Duke:

    DURHAM, N.C. – Freshman running back Marvin Hubbard III rushed 23 times for 119 yards to highlight Duke’s 85-snap scrimmage on Saturday night at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium.

    Redshirt freshman Brittain Brown added 61 yards on nine carries while senior Shaun Wilson picked up 55 ground yards on six attempts, highlighted by a 35-yard dash. Brown added a 19-yard reception from quarterback Daniel Jones, who completed five-of-12 throws for 49 yards while rushing for one touchdown. Backup quarterback Quentin Harris was six-of-11 through the air for 48 yards.

    Redshirt junior Johnathan Lloyd led all receivers with three catches for 17 yards while redshirt freshman Scott Bracey (32 yards) and rookie Noah Gray (11 yards) had two receptions each.

    Defensively, redshirt sophomore end Twazanga Mugala and sophomore end Tre Hornbuckle posted two tackles for loss including one sack apiece while cornerback Josh Blackwell (interception), safety Jordan Hayes (interception) and safety Alonzo Saxton II (fumble recovery) each registered turnovers.


    I should warn to take scrimmage stats with a grain of salt. Unless you were there (and I wasn't) no telling whether or not the numbers were compiled against 1st/2nd team or the scrub team (walk-ons and true freshmen). I'd guess that most of Hubbard's yards came with the third team O against the third team D. Still a nice showing.

    Jim Sumner was supposed to be there -- I imagine he can set us straight. I'd also like to hear how the backup QBs looked. Harris had decent numbers -- that makes me think he's second team ahead of Boehme.

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    Bob has a nice run-down of the QB stable on the front page. Season's almost here!
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  15. #335
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    Appears that the Duke FB team has decided to go dark. Cut mentioned post scrimmage that this was going to be a very important week for them, the first without classes. As much as I am a Duke FB news junkie, I actually like it when Cut cuts off the access to the program. Usually means he is getting work done. Can't wait for the first game.

  16. #336
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    Quote Originally Posted by rtnorthrup View Post
    Appears that the Duke FB team has decided to go dark. Cut mentioned post scrimmage that this was going to be a very important week for them, the first without classes. As much as I am a Duke FB news junkie, I actually like it when Cut cuts off the access to the program. Usually means he is getting work done. Can't wait for the first game.
    They are probably installing the offense (and defense) we'll run on week one vs. NCCU. Secret stuff like that!
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  17. #337
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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZIE4DUKE View Post
    They are probably installing the offense (and defense) we'll run on week one vs. NCCU. Secret stuff like that!
    On the post scrimmage video, I did see a quick pitch to the tailback (Hubbard?) around the right end. I got so excited that we have a 2nd running play (not the over the center read option) that I almost hurt myself. Let's hope they at least keep this play in the offense.

  18. #338
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    Quote Originally Posted by rtnorthrup View Post
    Appears that the Duke FB team has decided to go dark. Cut mentioned post scrimmage that this was going to be a very important week for them, the first without classes. As much as I am a Duke FB news junkie, I actually like it when Cut cuts off the access to the program. Usually means he is getting work done. Can't wait for the first game.
    I think it's fair to say that Cut doesn't like to share much info, period. Very little genuine news escapes the program's gravitational pull. If that's the way he likes it (and evidently he does) that's fine, but
    I think he could generate more fan interest by sharing more info, especially as it relates to depth charts, who is challenging whom for playing time, etc.

  19. #339
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    And no sooner do I post something about no information, do I see a tweet from Duke FB that Jeremy McDuffie has had surgery on his thumb and is out indefinitely. (There is that word again--indefinite). I really shouldn't jinx us anymore. Big loss for us if he misses significant time. McDuffie is poised for a breakout year.

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    Good news. Cut says McDuffie should be back fairly soon. In a cast now.

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