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  1. #321
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    New Bern, NC unless it's a home football game then I'm grilling on Devil's Alley
    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    I expect some very good years ahead, but 2022 will be a grind, hopefully we develop a new culture.
    I think we will. I don't have any delusions that next year will even be a winning one, but I do think we'll have less losses. And when those losses come, if they aren't the blowouts that we sadly became accustomed to of late, the culture of Duke football should change in the same way that it did with Cut's arrival.
    Q "Why do you like Duke, you didn't even go there." A "Because my art school didn't have a basketball team."

  2. #322
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    Feb 2007
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    Raleigh, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    Good find. Fiutak of collegefootballnews.com does a great job of previewing teams and games during the season...one of the few "experts" who actually watches teams play. I think he's 100% correct, looks like maybe four wins, zero chance of a bowl unless we find a way to beat NW. Pretty stark assessment of how bad Duke was last year...130th out of 130 teams in defense, and it DID seem that bad. I expect some very good years ahead, but 2022 will be a grind, hopefully we develop a new culture.
    Agreed. The talent is just not there. Baby steps in year one, then go recruit like hell.
    "This is the best of all possible worlds."
    Dr. Pangloss - Candide

  3. #323
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    Norfolk, VA
    Quote Originally Posted by johnb View Post
    A couple of previews (well, they're from the same writer but include different stuff).
    Both indicate they came out yesterday, though that could be internet speak for February (I couldn't tell)...

    https://collegefootballnews.com/2022...-games-players

    https://sports.yahoo.com/duke-blue-d...ycsrp_catchall
    The CFN article is very good. If Kevin Johns is going to run an uptempo offense that throws the ball a lot, Riley Leonard needs to be the starting QB as I saw no evidence Jordan Moore is a passer.
    Bob Green

  4. #324
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Green View Post
    The CFN article is very good. If Kevin Johns is going to run an uptempo offense that throws the ball a lot, Riley Leonard needs to be the starting QB as I saw no evidence Jordan Moore is a passer.
    My understanding is that Johns likes to run up tempo but that doesn't necessarily mean pass-first. He had more than one 1,000 yard rusher at Memphis I believe.

    As far as the QB situation I don't think we can glean too much from the performances last year positive or negative for either guy. That season was just too much of a mess.

  5. #325
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acymetric View Post

    As far as the QB situation I don't think we can glean too much from the performances last year positive or negative for either guy. That season was just too much of a mess.
    You’re most likely correct.
    Bob Green

  6. #326
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    Yet another transfer as NIU safety (and FCS all-american) Darius Joiner will be joining us for the upcoming season! Huge get! (don't let the FCS pedigree fool you)

    https://twitter.com/Darius_joiner24/...VfrCF66Q0zXa5A

  7. #327
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acymetric View Post
    Yet another transfer as NIU safety (and FCS all-american) Darius Joiner will be joining us for the upcoming season! Huge get! (don't let the FCS pedigree fool you)

    https://twitter.com/Darius_joiner24/...VfrCF66Q0zXa5A
    Welcome!

  8. #328
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acymetric View Post
    Yet another transfer as NIU safety (and FCS all-american) Darius Joiner will be joining us for the upcoming season! Huge get! (don't let the FCS pedigree fool you)

    https://twitter.com/Darius_joiner24/...VfrCF66Q0zXa5A
    Great news! We need talent upgrade across the board but especially in the secondary. Our pass defense was porous last season.
    Bob Green

  9. #329
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    Raleigh, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by Acymetric View Post
    Yet another transfer as NIU safety (and FCS all-american) Darius Joiner will be joining us for the upcoming season! Huge get! (don't let the FCS pedigree fool you)

    https://twitter.com/Darius_joiner24/...VfrCF66Q0zXa5A
    He actually played at Wester Illinois, not NIU. He led the entire FCS in tackles last year. Nice size, 6'2" 200 lbs.

    Welcome to Duke Darius! Bleed Blue!
    "This is the best of all possible worlds."
    Dr. Pangloss - Candide

  10. #330
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrishoke View Post
    He actually played at Wester Illinois, not NIU. He led the entire FCS in tackles last year. Nice size, 6'2" 200 lbs.

    Welcome to Duke Darius! Bleed Blue!
    Brain cramp, thanks for the correction!

    He also originally played at Jacksonville State before transferring to Western Illinois. From what I gather he wasn't getting much opportunity at Jacksonville, transferred to WIU and immediately made an impact.

  11. #331
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acymetric View Post
    Yet another transfer as NIU safety (and FCS all-american) Darius Joiner will be joining us for the upcoming season! Huge get! (don't let the FCS pedigree fool you)

    https://twitter.com/Darius_joiner24/...VfrCF66Q0zXa5A
    247 listed him as their 5th best available transfer, and the best DB. They also quoted him, “the coaches had great experiences dealing with safeties and developing safeties and I wanted to learn as much as I could.”

    This is the program’s strength, at least for the next year or two. Most of our players haven’t experienced a lot of college success, but the coaches have.

    https://247sports.com/college/duke/A...ent-187767461/

    I also liked Joiner’s comment on Twitter: “everything you thought was tryna drown you was actually tryna teach you to swim.”

  12. #332
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnb View Post
    247 listed him as their 5th best available transfer, and the best DB. They also quoted him, “the coaches had great experiences dealing with safeties and developing safeties and I wanted to learn as much as I could.”

    This is the program’s strength, at least for the next year or two. Most of our players haven’t experienced a lot of college success, but the coaches have.

    https://247sports.com/college/duke/A...ent-187767461/

    I also liked Joiner’s comment on Twitter: “everything you thought was tryna drown you was actually tryna teach you to swim.”
    He was the #5 uncommitted transfer. I guess that's what you meant by "available," but I read it wrong.
    "This is the best of all possible worlds."
    Dr. Pangloss - Candide

  13. #333
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrishoke View Post
    He was the #5 uncommitted transfer. I guess that's what you meant by "available," but I read it wrong.
    This is the best of all possible worlds."
    Dr. Pangloss - Candide

    Is he possible, available, or uncommitted? So many possibilities.

    When the football team recruits well, I’m happy to say tomatoh…

  14. #334
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    Raleigh, NC
    Another one! This time a transfer from Cornell, Eric Gallman II. Listed as WR/PR/KR, looks like his most productive seasons at WR came in 2018/2019. Welcome aboard!

    https://twitter.com/ericgallmanII/st...aahGa1NBqaGs_g

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    Welcome!

  16. #336
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    Coach Elko said he wasn’t going to make a living in the Portal but rather, use it as a tool. He seems to be using the Portal quite judiciously as he patches craters in the roster.
    So looking forward to seeing what this all looks like on the field.

  17. #337
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    Raleigh, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by PDDuke85 View Post
    Coach Elko said he wasn’t going to make a living in the Portal but rather, use it as a tool. He seems to be using the Portal quite judiciously as he patches craters in the roster.
    So looking forward to seeing what this all looks like on the field.
    Ant 300 lb. defensive tackles out there?
    "This is the best of all possible worlds."
    Dr. Pangloss - Candide

  18. #338
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    Dec 2007
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    N. Charleston, SC
    Quote Originally Posted by chrishoke View Post
    Ant 300 lb. defensive tackles out there?
    My appetite is voracious and I have 4 years of eligibility. I do have some issues with mobility but who doesn’t at 65 with knee issues

  19. #339
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    Feb 2007
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    Raleigh, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by PDDuke85 View Post
    My appetite is voracious and I have 4 years of eligibility. I do have some issues with mobility but who doesn’t at 65 with knee issues
    We don't kneed you.
    "This is the best of all possible worlds."
    Dr. Pangloss - Candide

  20. #340
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    Feb 2007
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    New York, NY
    Quote Originally Posted by Acymetric View Post
    Another one! This time a transfer from Cornell, Eric Gallman II. Listed as WR/PR/KR, looks like his most productive seasons at WR came in 2018/2019. Welcome aboard!

    https://twitter.com/ericgallmanII/st...aahGa1NBqaGs_g
    Here’s some tape on Gallman from 2013.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0qIhG6sBLrI

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