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247Sports' John Watson wrote that Duke freshman TE Jake Marwede is "a surefire pick to spend 2017 redshirting."

Marwede transitioned from quarterback to tight end during his high school career at Loyola Academy (Illinois). While the 6-foot-5, 235-pounder offers more than enough height/weight for the position, his blocking remains understandably underdeveloped. Watson believes that will need to be Marwede's primary focus during his first year with the Blue Devils. He ranked as ESPN's No. 188 overall prospect in the 2017 cycle.
Source: 247Sports
Feb 28 - 6:47 PM

Duke redshirt senior QB Thomas Sirk (Achilles) will transfer as a graduate.

Sirk suffered three torn Achilles tendons while at Duke. The most recent, suffered to his left one last summer, earned Sirk a sixth season of eligibility. The issue with that is that it also allowed Daniel Jones to steal his starting quarterback job last season. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Sirk passed for 2,625 yards with 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 2015.
Feb 27 - 3:12 PM

Duke received a verbal commitment from two-star 2018 WR Jake Bobo.

While Rivals is somewhat dour on Bobo's collegiate ceiling, assigning him just the two-star rating, Scout.com views the 6-foot-4, 175-pounder as a three-star prospect. The latter outlet ranks him as the No. 3 player in the state of Massachusetts, with analyst Brian Dohn noting that his "ability in the middle of the field is what stands out." Dohn is also intrigued by his potential as a red zone target. Adding playing weight is a must for Bobo, though.
Source: Scout.com
Feb 26 - 1:25 PM

Duke dismissed sophomore DL Brandon Boyce.

No reason was given. Boyce appeared in 21 games during his career with the Blue Devils, including eight games in 2016. Due to a violation of team rules, Boyce was suspended for the first three games last year.
Feb 21 - 4:00 PM

Duke dismissed sophomore DL Marquies Price.

No reason for the dismissal was given. Price started 11 games last season to give him 14 starts over his career. He finished No. 2 on the team with six quarterback hurries last year.
Feb 21 - 3:13 PM

Duke signed four-star 2017 LB Drew Jordan.

Jordan held with his Duke pledge from last summer on through National Signing Day. He lands on the ESPN 300 at No. 283, with the outlet noting that the 6-foot-2, 236-pounder is "a good overall football player who is active around the ball." They call him a "very effective tackler from the backside."
Feb 7 - 10:56 PM

Duke received a verbal commitment from three-star 2017 DE Victor Dimukeje.

"I had the relationship with them for a long time," Dimukeje explained. "It wasn't just the football. It was the academics. It's a prestigious university, and I know that football doesn't last forever. That degree means a lot." The 6-foot-1, 254-pound native of Baltimore sided with the Blue Devils over Michigan State, Virginia Tech and Pitt. Scout.com ranks him as the No. 15 defensive end prospect in the East region. While he is undersized and will need to pack on bulk once he joins HC David Cutcliffe's crew, Dimukeje already has the requisite motor.
Source: Scout.com
Jan 27 - 6:35 PM

Duke redshirt senior QB Thomas Sirk (Achilles) must compete for the starting job.

Sirk tore his left Achilles tendon last February and missed the 2016 season. When Sirk was granted a sixth year of eligibility due to his medical hardship, HC David Cutcliffe made it clear that 2016 starter Daniel Jones would not automatically lose his job now that Sirk was back. Sirk will not participate in spring practices. He hopes to be back in the summer.
Source: ESPN
Jan 26 - 2:07 PM

Duke redshirt freshman QB Daniel Jones completed 34-of-50 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's loss to Miami.

Jones notched a pair of touchdown passes in the first half to keep the Blue Devils close, but his third wouldn't come until there was 2:41 remaining in the contest. At that point, there was no "keeping close," as it merely drew Duke to within 40-21. That score would hold as the final. This was Jones' second three-touchdown performance of the 2016 season. As Duke (4-8) won't be going bowling this year, the 6-foot-4, 210-pounder finishes out his 2016 campaign having thrown for 2,836 yards with a 16/9 TD/INT ratio. He adds 486 yards rushing and seven ground scores.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 08:00:00 PM

Duke redshirt senior QB Thomas Sirk (Achilles) will receive a sixth year of eligibility.

Sirk tore his left Achilles tendon in February and while Duke had the optimistic hope that he might be healthy enough to start the season, that dream ended after the 6-foot-4, 220-pound redshirt senior re-aggravated the injury in August. With Sirk out for the season, Daniel Jones has started every game this season.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 02:59:00 PM

Duke redshirt freshman QB Daniel Jones completed 22-of-34 passes for 240 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 94 yards and two additional scores in Thursday's 28-27 upset of North Carolina.

For all the world, the game opened like a potential UNC blowout in the making. The Tar Heels held a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Matters would shift dramatically in the second quarter, when Duke outscored Larry Fedora's crew 21-7. For those disinclined to do the math, the teams were tied at 21-21 when they hit their respective locker rooms for halftime. Both of Jones' touchdown runs came in that big second quarter. He would strike again with a go-ahead two-yard touchdown toss in the third quarter. Neither team scored in the fourth quarter. Jones has now accounted for 19 total scores (12 passing, seven rushing) through 10 games.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 02:19:00 PM

Duke redshirt freshman QB Daniel Jones completed 18-of-31 passes for 148 yards while rushing for 99 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 24-21 loss to Virginia Tech.

No passing touchdowns for Jones, but he did come through with a pair of rushing scores in the second half. His two-yard scoring run with 7:10 remaining in the fourth quarter drew Duke to within 24-21, but despite that hefty chunk of time left on the clock after the 6-foot-5, 210-pounder hit the end zone, neither team would score again. Saturday's showing snapped a streak of five consecutive games with a touchdown pass, but it also snapped a streak of six consecutive games without a rushing touchdown. The world works in mysterious ways.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 09:12:00 PM

Duke redshirt senior RB Jela Duncan suffered a torn achilles and will miss the remainder of the season.

Duncan rushed for 450 yards and six touchdowns in seven games this season. Duke continues to suffer injury after injury. As the Associated Press notes, this is Duke's third captain to be lost for the season.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 11:25:00 AM

Duke redshirt senior WR Anthony Nash is expected to miss the remainder of the 2016 season due to a broken collarbone.

The Durham Herald-Sun's Stephen Wiseman relays that while surgery is not considered necessary at this juncture, Nash's collarbone remains "fragile." The 6-foot-5, 201-pounder was working on a 29-398-2 receiving line prior to suffering this likely season-ending injury.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 01:56:00 PM

Duke redshirt freshman QB Daniel Jones completed 14-of-21 passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's 24-14 loss to Louisville.

Jones and the Blue Devils won the time-of-possession battle 37:12 to 22:48, but their overall offensive output proved lacking. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound redshirt freshman found Erich Schneider for a 9-yard score in the first quarter and hit Jonathan Loyd from 20 yards out midway through the fourth quarter to account for his two touchdown tosses. The latter drew Duke to within 17-14, but they would not score again in the contest. While Jones' 9/8 TD/INT ratio lacks inspiration, it should be noted that five of those interceptions came against Virginia a few weekends ago.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 10:05:00 PM


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