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  1. #161
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Green View Post
    Yeah, I misinterpreted a tweet. No Houston offer.
    Bob, I just saw this article and it mentions a Houston offer. Who knows?

    https://247sports.com/college/duke/A...fer-153110113/
    "This is the best of all possible worlds."
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  2. #162
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Green View Post
    OT Almarion Crim, 63 285, commits to Duke. 3 Stars from Alabama.
    Another 2021 de-commitment. Very sad state of the program. He said he is still open to being recruited by Duke. Bye Mr. Crim.
    "This is the best of all possible worlds."
    Dr. Pangloss - Candide

  3. #163
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrishoke View Post
    Another 2021 de-commitment. Very sad state of the program. He said he is still open to being recruited by Duke. Bye Mr. Crim.
    Im afraid he will not be the last.
    Bob Green
    DBR Survivor Football Champion
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  4. #164
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Green View Post
    Im afraid he will not be the last.
    When the CEO is mid 60s, not extended beyond 06/23, and progrum in serious decline, I see poaching recruits as easy as Sunday morning...

  5. #165
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrishoke View Post
    Another 2021 de-commitment. Very sad state of the program. He said he is still open to being recruited by Duke. Bye Mr. Crim.
    This is weird. This isn't a recruit rejecting Duke. This sounds more like a staff that is checked out.

  6. #166
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    Vermont
    recruits watch the games on TV and can assess much about the state of a program. The state of our program is not good.

  7. #167
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Green View Post
    Im afraid he will not be the last.
    This doesn't look promising


    Adam Rowe
    @AdamRoweTDD
    2021 Duke commit Cameron Bergeron offered by Michigan. https://247sports.com/player/cameron-bergeron-46081952/
    "This is the best of all possible worlds."
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  8. #168
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    This article on Crim indicates that 600 players decommit every year around the country. It'd be unusual for us not to lose a few guys every year.

    Crim attributes part of the decommitment to the long Dead Period, which has prevented Duke staff from maintaining/developing a meaningful connection. Lots of reasons for this guy not to want to follow through on his commitment, and genuine explanations are rarely available to them such as us.

    It's been a rough year for Duke in regards to W/L, but if we'd been playing our usual schedule (including a few guaranteed OOC wins), it wouldn't be so bad. I'm a fairly casual observer of the team, but the team has seemed competitive with a bunch of very good teams. Compared to some of our opponents, we lack explosive talent, but I imagine explosive talent is hard to come by. All teams have injuries, but a couple of our best players happened to have had their careers derailed, and we don't have elite depth. Basically, since D Jones, we haven't caught a break in regards to 3 star recruits blossoming into NFL players (and DJ was one of our very few 2 stars). Without a few surprise NFL players, it's going to be tough to compete against all of the Power 5 State U's, which tend to be the destination for the 4 and 5 star players who grew up in that state. Ie, Carolina can be a hot mess, and they'll still have a big recruiting advantage for most elite players from the Carolinas.

    That's not to say the program isn't in trouble, but I'd say that even during our best seasons, we have always needed a few breaks and have been facing ongoing structural issues that make it tough to compete at the top level of the ACC. So I'd say we've always been in trouble.

    As for Coach Cut, I don't think mid 60's is especially old, but I'm 61 and have spent much of the past year listening to 24/7 news that focuses on two men a lot older than I.

    Anyway, Mr. Crim's decision may reflect these chronic/acute systemic issues, but I'd hesitate to put too much weight on a few decommitments.

    https://247sports.com/Article/Almari...ng--155039911/

  9. #169
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnb View Post
    As for Coach Cut, I don't think mid 60's is especially old, but I'm 61 and have spent much of the past year listening to 24/7 news that focuses on two men a lot older than I.
    /
    As someone who is ~5 months older than Cut, I can assure you that 66 is NOT OLD!
    Ozzie, your paradigm of optimism!

    Go To Hell carolina, Go To Hell!
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  10. #170
    Quote Originally Posted by OZZIE4DUKE View Post
    As someone who is ~5 months older than Cut, I can assure you that 66 is NOT OLD!
    I turn 64 a week from today. I swear I don't feel a day over 63.

  11. #171
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    Quote Originally Posted by duke79 View Post
    I turn 64 a week from today. I swear I don't feel a day over 63.
    Just wait 'til next week!
    Q "Why do you like Duke, you didn't even go there." A "Because my art school didn't have a basketball team."

  12. #172
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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZIE4DUKE View Post
    As someone who is ~5 months older than Cut, I can assure you that 66 is NOT OLD!
    Depends...

    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

  13. #173
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    Some good news - Duke RB/Slot Rec. recruit Trent Davis was named by Sports Illustrated as a top 250 finalist for its High School All American team.

    https://www.si.com/college/duke/foot...PfBRCHLlfPURQg
    "This is the best of all possible worlds."
    Dr. Pangloss - Candide

  14. #174
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    Linebacker Nick Morris, Jr. commits to Duke. Nice size at 63 225. A 3* from Austin, TX.

    http://www.espn.com/college-sports/f...nick-morris-jr
    Bob Green
    DBR Survivor Football Champion
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  15. #175
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Green View Post
    Linebacker Nick Morris, Jr. commits to Duke. Nice size at 63 225. A 3* from Austin, TX.

    http://www.espn.com/college-sports/f...nick-morris-jr
    Just coming to post this. I like his speed and aggressiveness in his highlights. His only P5 offer is from our former D coordinator at Oklahoma State, otherwise Ivy offers. He is unranked on the 247 site.

    Welcome to Duke football Nick.
    "This is the best of all possible worlds."
    Dr. Pangloss - Candide

  16. #176
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    Two more commitments today.

    Mandela Tobin, a defensive lineman from California. https://247sports.com/Recruitment/Ma...ruitInterests/

    Jaquez Moore, an athlete who will likely play running back, from Florida. https://247sports.com/Recruitment/Ma...ruitInterests/

    Both are rated low three stars. Jaquez has no P5 offers. Mandela has P5 offers from Nebraska. Kansas and Kansas State.
    "This is the best of all possible worlds."
    Dr. Pangloss - Candide

  17. #177
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrishoke View Post
    Two more commitments today.

    Mandela Tobin, a defensive lineman from California. https://247sports.com/Recruitment/Ma...ruitInterests/

    Jaquez Moore, an athlete who will likely play running back, from Florida. https://247sports.com/Recruitment/Ma...ruitInterests/

    Both are rated low three stars. Jaquez has no P5 offers. Mandela has P5 offers from Nebraska. Kansas and Kansas State.
    Here is the correct second link. https://247sports.com/Recruitment/Ja...ruitInterests/
    "This is the best of all possible worlds."
    Dr. Pangloss - Candide

  18. #178
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    https://twitter.com/jamion_franklin/...265976320?s=21

    Under the cloak of Friday evening, Duke got some defensive help from Notre Dame

  19. #179
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    Quote Originally Posted by PDDuke85 View Post
    https://twitter.com/jamion_franklin/...265976320?s=21

    Under the cloak of Friday evening, Duke got some defensive help from Notre Dame
    Here’s more on the Notre Dame D Line transfer, including a bit on his own difficult struggle with Covid:

    https://247sports.com/college/duke/A...fer-156091734/

  20. #180
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnb View Post
    Heres more on the Notre Dame D Line transfer, including a bit on his own difficult struggle with Covid:

    https://247sports.com/college/duke/A...fer-156091734/
    Fabulous news - position of dire need. Does N.D. have any linebackers they don't need?
    "This is the best of all possible worlds."
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