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ACC Kickoff: Duke Feels Confident And Improved

Duke is young but the talent has significantly improved

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DURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 10: Teammates Kevin Gehsmann #54, Ben Humphreys #34 and Brandon Feamster #30 of the Duke Blue Devils celebrate after defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels 28-27 at Wallace Wade Stadium on November 10, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina.
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Duke football had its turn at ACC Football Kickoff Friday and David Cutcliffe said that he thinks he has his deepest and most talented Duke team yet.

Could be, but it’s still a young team that will rely at times on first-year players.

There’s no question Duke’s in good shape at QB. Daniel Jones was forced to play early last year and acquitted himself well. By the end of the season people realized he had the potential to become one of Cut’s better QBs and that’s saying a lot.

He worked hard over the summer and said he's in the best shape of his life.

Cutcliffe sounds thrilled with his progress.

He’s always made special teams a focus wherever he’s been but last year’s kicking game, Cutcliffe said Friday, was “somewhat of a nightmare” but expects major improvements.

Special teams is one the areas where Duke has really gained an advantage during the Cutcliffe era so we hope so.

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