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Duke’s Defensive Backfield Is Deep, Talented And Versatile

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Duke v Northern Illinois
DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 26: Shaun Wilson #29 of the Duke Blue Devils kisses the trophy after defeating the Northern Illinois Huskies 36-14 in the Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field on December 26, 2017 in Detroit Michigan.
Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Here’s a measure of the job David Cutcliffe has done at Duke: his defense is now being described as “perennially strong” on the N&O teaser. That’s amazing for those of us who remember Duke getting lit up like a Christmas tree on a regular basis.

This article focuses on the backfield where there are a lot of options and depth.

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