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Miami Turmoil Presents Opportunities, Dangers For Blue Devils

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There's literally no way to know if the Hurricanes will bring a tropical depression or a Category five Saturday.

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Oct 24, 2015; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Duke Blue Devils quarterback Thomas Sirk (1) scores the game-winning two point conversion as Virginia Tech Hokies defensive tackle Luther Maddy (92) defends in quadruple overtime at Lane Stadium.
Oct 24, 2015; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Duke Blue Devils quarterback Thomas Sirk (1) scores the game-winning two point conversion as Virginia Tech Hokies defensive tackle Luther Maddy (92) defends in quadruple overtime at Lane Stadium.
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As Duke continues to put together a surprisingly impressive season, an interesting and probably dangerous game looms Saturday as Miami comes to town.

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After the Clemson humiliation, Miami fired coach Al Golden. Miami football is now in a highly unstable situation and while the 'Canes have been erratic, there is talent on that team and there's no telling what to expect on Saturday. Sometimes a team gets emotionally fired up and plays on a completely different level.

How do you even begin to prepare for that level of uncertainty?

This is how you do it. You build off the spectacular win Duke claimed in quadruple overtime at Virginia Tech and you just keep building. And you focus on yourself. Because when you don't know what's coming you that's your only option.

Fortunately for Duke, there's plenty to work with including a rapidly improving offense and in particular quarterback Thomas Sirk.