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Duke CB Ross Cockrell "had a really good workout" at Duke’s pro day on Wednesday, according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt.

Performing in front of representatives from 23 organizations, Cockrell ran forties of 4.46 and 4.50 seconds, did the short shuttle in 4.20 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.92 seconds, and posted a 39-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-5 broad jump. "He was very smooth and fluid in coverage, with the only negative being that he dropped two possible interceptions in the drills," Brandt wrote. Cockrell (6-foot-0, 180 pounds) collected 12 interceptions and started all but one game in his collegiate career.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 29 - 8:19 PM

Duke HC David Cutcliffe said he and every coach he speaks to were "blindsided" by the NCAA's proposal to prevent offenses from snapping the ball before 29 seconds remaining on the play clock.

The proposed rule change apparently did not come up at the annual national coaches convention. The rule was labeled as a "safety change," but Cutcliffe thinks it is more about a preferred philosophy than safety, saying it favors "a team that plays ahead and likes to runs the ball." Cutcliffe added that he does not think up-tempo offenses cause more injuries. UNC's Larry Fedora was also very outspoken about the potential change.
Feb 15 - 11:41 AM

Duke promoted WR coach Scottie Montgomery to offensive coordinator.

Coach David Cutcliffe announced the promotion to the media on Monday. Montgomery will now call plays and work with quarterbacks. Former Duke offensive coordinator Kurt Roper left in December to accept the same position at Florida.
Feb 10 - 7:07 PM

Duke CB Ross Cockrell "is confident" that he can run a sub-4.4 second 40-yard dash at next month's combine.

"I'm working on total body strength and just making sure that I'm as healthy as possible going into the combine," Cockrell told Duke's student newspaper The Duke Chronicle. "Those are the two things that I really want to accomplish." Cockrell (6-foot-0, 180 pounds) had an interception in the East-West Shrine Game earlier this month. Cockrell collected 12 interceptions and started all but one game in his collegiate career.
Jan 29 - 8:27 PM

Duke redshirt junior QB Anthony Boone completed 29 of 45 attempts for 427 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in the school's 52-48 loss to Texas A&M.

Boone does not mind sitting in the pocket and working through his progressions, and he carved up Texas A&M's defense early due to a lack of pressure. His final two interceptions were crushing, but Boone is talented and has another season of eligibility next season.
Jan 1 - 12:54 PM

Duke coach David Cutcliffe was named the Maxwell Football Club National Coach of the Year.

Cutcliffe was also tabbed the Walter Camp coach of the year earlier this month. Duke set a school record with 10 wins in 2013. The Blue Devils also played in its first-ever ACC championship game and were selected to back-to-back bowl games for the first time. Duke takes on No. 20 Texas A&M in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on December 31. "Coach Cutcliffe has engineered a tremendous season for the Duke football program," said Maxwell Football Club Executive Director Mark Wolpert. "The team's 10-3 record is a great testament to the hard work of Coach and his staff, and also to the dedication shown by the student-athletes involved in the football program at Duke University."
Source: goduke.com
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 04:01:00 PM

Duke coach David Cutcliffe was named the Walter Camp coach of the year.

The former head coach at Mississippi took over at Duke in 2008. Cutcliffe has led the Blue Devils to eight straight victories. No. 20 Duke (10-2) will take on top-ranked Florida State in the ACC Championship on Saturday.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 10:29:00 PM

Duke redshirt junior QB Anthony Boone completed 24 of 29 attempts for 256 yards and three touchdowns in 28-21 win over Wake Forest.

Boone missed a large portion of action this season due to a broken collarbone, but he has played well since returning to the field. He is taken off the field on many short yardage situations, but Boone displays nice placement to various levels of the field. He added 57 rushing yards in this one.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 04:15:00 PM

Duke redshirt junior QB Anthony Boone is considered a game-time decision for Saturday's game against Navy.

Head coach David Cutcliffe said Boone has "passed all the necessary x-rays and scans, and has responded well each day." Boone has been out since early September due to a broken collarbone, but he drew praise this offseason. He's a name to keep in mind next year.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 11:44:00 AM

Duke redshirt junior QB Anthony Boone is considered day-to-day after recovering from a broken collarbone.

Boone has missed game action since early September, but it appears he might play against Navy. He began throwing a few weeks ago, which is always a good sign. Boone drew a lot of buzz during the offseason, and it hasn't helped that junior Brandon Connette hasn't impressed since taking over.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 12:59:00 PM

Duke redshirt junior QB Anthony Boone has started throwing again following his broken collarbone.

Boone has been out since early September, and although he isn't fully practicing, the quarterback is on the path to recovery. Duke is off after this weekend's game, and we wonder if Boone will suit up for the October 12 contest against Navy.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 11:19:00 AM

Duke redshirt junior QB Anthony Boone has been ruled out indefinitely with a broken collarbone.

There is no timetable for Boone's return. Duke head coach David Cutcliffe will now move to redshirt junior Brandon Connette and true freshman Parker Boehme will back him up. Boone had completed 75 percent of his passes in Duke's 2-0 start. The Blue Devils face Georgia Tech on Saturday.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 08:38:00 AM

Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage is looking forward to seeing what Duke head coach David Cutcliffe does with redshirt junior QB Anthony Boone.

Savage tweeted that Boone has all the tools "except for great height." Boone has patiently waited for his time behind Sean Renfree, who started gaining steam later during the draft process despite an injured shoulder. The redshirt junior currently has a 53.4 completion percentage, accounting for six touchdowns and three interceptions on 148 attempts.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 09:02:00 AM

Raiders signed Duke WR Conner Vernon.

Vernon was quarterback Sean Renfree's favorite receiver at Duke, catching 85 balls for 1,074 yards (12.6 YPR) and eight touchdowns as a senior. He ran a 4.68 forty at the Combine with a 32.5-inch vertical, exhibiting little athleticism. Vernon runs pretty routes and has clay hands, so perhaps he'll get a look as a slot receiver.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 10:02:00 PM

Falcons selected Duke QB Sean Renfree with the No. 249 overall pick.

Renfree (6-3, 219) succeeded Thad Lewis under center at Duke and started three seasons for QBs guru David Cutcliffe, completing 64.7 percent of his throws with a 50:40 TD-to-INT ratio. Renfree tore the pectoral muscle in his right (throwing) arm in the Blue Devils' bowl loss to Cincinnati, but should be ready for camp. He's drawn Matt Hasselbeck and Matt Schaub comparisons as a heady if modest-armed passer with accuracy and anticipation. Rotoworld draft columnist Alen Dumonjic studied Renfree on tape and believes he could grow into an NFL starter. Developing behind Matt Ryan will be a big plus.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 07:23:00 PM


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