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    Duke Football: Offseason & Spring Practice

    The football offseason conversation is a little disjointed, with everything falling under the QB thread or the Jones/Giles-Harris draft thread. I thought it might be nice to have a dedicated thread for general offseason discussion (transfers, coaching changes, upcoming spring practice, 2019 predictions, etc.). If it is better to merge this with one of those existing threads feel free.

    That said, it appears Brandon Feamster (DB) has transferred to Richmond. He played a bunch of snaps for us, but we do have a lot of up and coming young guys at the position so maybe he felt he was going to be squeezed out.

    Has there been any chatter about who will take the WR coach position vacated by Parker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acymetric View Post
    The football offseason conversation is a little disjointed, with everything falling under the QB thread or the Jones/Giles-Harris draft thread. I thought it might be nice to have a dedicated thread for general offseason discussion (transfers, coaching changes, upcoming spring practice, 2019 predictions, etc.). If it is better to merge this with one of those existing threads feel free.

    That said, it appears Brandon Feamster (DB) has transferred to Richmond. He played a bunch of snaps for us, but we do have a lot of up and coming young guys at the position so maybe he felt he was going to be squeezed out.

    Has there been any chatter about who will take the WR coach position vacated by Parker?
    What? This info must have been in the pages of those threads I skipped over. Did Parker leave for another job or was he asked to leave? As for Feamster, other than never turning his head to find the ball in the air, something all of our DB's don't do, he had a number of good tackles throughout the year.

    Mods, please don't merge the threads. Of course, I've been saying that since 2007 when this software came online. Hasn't stopped you yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZIE4DUKE View Post
    What? This info must have been in the pages of those threads I skipped over. Did Parker leave for another job or was he asked to leave? As for Feamster, other than never turning his head to find the ball in the air, something all of our DB's don't do, he had a number of good tackles throughout the year.

    Mods, please don't merge the threads. Of course, I've been saying that since 2007 when this software came online. Hasn't stopped you yet
    Agree that a separate thread is more manageable for this.

    My understanding is that Parker was hired away, but others may know better. Sorry to hear about Feamster, and wish him well. My guess (again, others know much better than I do) is that he was concerned about playing time so he is moving to Richmond as a grad student where he can play more. Next man up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZIE4DUKE View Post
    What? This info must have been in the pages of those threads I skipped over. Did Parker leave for another job or was he asked to leave? As for Feamster, other than never turning his head to find the ball in the air, something all of our DB's don't do, he had a number of good tackles throughout the year.

    Mods, please don't merge the threads. Of course, I've been saying that since 2007 when this software came online. Hasn't stopped you yet
    Parker got hired to be the WR coach at Penn State (it isn't necessarily clear if he was escorted out and given a landing spot or not).

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    That is too bad about Feamster, it seemed to me that he made an impact on the field. It is encouraging to know we have others in line to take his spot, but it would be nice to have seen him fight for it. Especially with all the injuries we were dealt last season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CameronBornAndBred View Post
    That is too bad about Feamster, it seemed to me that he made an impact on the field. It is encouraging to know we have others in line to take his spot, but it would be nice to have seen him fight for it. Especially with all the injuries we were dealt last season.
    Irony was he (Feamster) got to play more than ever late in the season when so many got injured, he did a decent job...as to Parker, clearly an opportunity for him, a step up. Jordan Hayes also split for UCF.
    Biggest question is where is Ozzie's undisclosed location bunker for him to have missed all this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acymetric View Post
    Parker got hired to be the WR coach at Penn State (it isn't necessarily clear if he was escorted out and given a landing spot or not).
    Gerad had already coached a lot in the Big 10 including Interim HC for Purdue. The hire came very quickly after an opening developed.

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    It appears we have our new asst. coach for football.

    "Duke: Source tells FootballScoop Arkansas State assistant head coach / corners Trooper Taylor is expected to join David Cutcliffe’s staff coaching receivers. Taylor previously coached receivers at Tulane, Tennessee, Oklahoma State and Auburn. Trooper’s son Blaise is currently a defensive grad assistant at Duke."
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrishoke View Post
    It appears we have our new asst. coach for football.

    "Duke: Source tells FootballScoop Arkansas State assistant head coach / corners Trooper Taylor is expected to join David Cutcliffe’s staff coaching receivers. Taylor previously coached receivers at Tulane, Tennessee, Oklahoma State and Auburn. Trooper’s son Blaise is currently a defensive grad assistant at Duke."
    This coach has experience coaching a national champion team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrishoke View Post
    It appears we have our new asst. coach for football.

    "Duke: Source tells FootballScoop Arkansas State assistant head coach / corners Trooper Taylor is expected to join David Cutcliffe’s staff coaching receivers. Taylor previously coached receivers at Tulane, Tennessee, Oklahoma State and Auburn. Trooper’s son Blaise is currently a defensive grad assistant at Duke."
    He is no Crazy Towel Guy but I remember Trooper Taylor roaming the Auburn sidelines during the Gene Chizik days waving a towel or two in the air pre kickoff or before any large play trying to get the crowd into the game.

    https://static.wixstatic.com/media/a...0adffb~mv2.jpg

    I think Taylor previously coached with Cut at Tennessee.

    In addition to his towel waving skills, Taylor was regarded as Chizik’s top recruiter and one of the best around.

    Unfortunately the NCAA wasn’t always so sure about his recruiting tactics and I believe he was investigated while at Auburn. But as far as I can tell Taylor has never been found guilty of any violations.

    https://www.al.com/auburnfootball/in...nt_troope.html

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/...-taylor-around

    https://sports.yahoo.com/news/ncaaf-...201343758.html

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    Figured this was the right place to post this after seeing this in the fine print transactions on the sports page

    Scottie Montgomery has a new gig: offensive coordinator for Maryland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DU82 View Post
    Figured this was the right place to post this after seeing this in the fine print transactions on the sports page

    Scottie Montgomery has a new gig: offensive coordinator for Maryland.
    Good for Scottie! I won't be pulling for Maryland, but I guess I can hope that they have a strong offense but an abysmal defense resulting in lots of high scoring losses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DU82 View Post
    Figured this was the right place to post this after seeing this in the fine print transactions on the sports page

    Scottie Montgomery has a new gig: offensive coordinator for Maryland.
    Scottie joined the enemy. GoDuke!

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    I'm told that spring practice will begin in March, details TBD.

    No surprise. But I remember the old, pre-bowl days, when Cut didn't have spring practice as much as he had late winter practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsumner View Post
    I'm told that spring practice will begin in March, details TBD.

    No surprise. But I remember the old, pre-bowl days, when Cut didn't have spring practice as much as he had late winter practice.
    Maybe the spring showcase will take place on reunion weekend in mid April.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsumner View Post
    I'm told that spring practice will begin in March, details TBD.

    No surprise. But I remember the old, pre-bowl days, when Cut didn't have spring practice as much as he had late winter practice.
    It seems to me it was February not too many years ago...that's just off of my head. I remember thinking it was cold...and not spring.
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    Maybe the spring showcase will take place on reunion weekend in mid April.
    It was last year! 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsumner View Post
    I'm told that spring practice will begin in March, details TBD.

    No surprise. But I remember the old, pre-bowl days, when Cut didn't have spring practice as much as he had late winter practice.
    Quote Originally Posted by HereBeforeCoachK View Post
    It seems to me it was February not too many years ago...that's just off of my head. I remember thinking it was cold...and not spring.
    He told the players "You want spring practice? Make a bowl game!" Cold winter practice was motivation, and a way to work out the frustration of not making a bowl!
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    Austin Kendall to WVa. Sorry not to Duke, but probably felt he had better chance to start in Morgantown

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