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Duke Football: Defense Has Questions, But Strengths Too

Jeremy Cash is gone but Duke football has an identity now and players will come together in his absence.

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NCAA Football: Northwestern at Duke
Sep 19, 2015; Durham, NC, USA; Northwestern Wildcats quarterback Clayton Thorson (18) keeps the ball and runs against the Duke Blue Devils defense in their game at Wallace Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs
Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

Defense is a key for any football team and Duke is no different.

The Blue Devils lose Jeremy Cash, who was superb last season, but return a number of other starters, including DeVon Edwards.

The defense struggled down the stretch last year but Duke returns a lot of experienced players and has the chance to improve despite the loss of Cash.