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Duke Football Getting Focused As Season Draws Closer

Or at least the schedule says so

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 24 Wake Forest at Duke
DURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 24: Wake Forest Demon Deacons teammates and Duke Blue Devils teammates during the 1st half of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons game versus the Duke Blue Devils on November 24th, 2018, at Wallace Wade Stadium
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With football theoretically drawing closer - who knows what to expect at this point - Duke, like other active teams, is building a depth chart and getting things ready.

The Chronicle has several positional previews up which we will link at the bottom. The most interesting competition though, unquestionably, is at quarterback.

When Chase Brice transferred to Duke from Clemson, the assumption was that of course he would start - and he may.

But as Jim told us the other day, Chris Katrenick and Gunnar Holmberg have both been impressive with Katrenick really coming on.

Keep in mind that last year, people were very concerned about who would be under center this season. We don’t know how any of them will do in games, but it’s encouraging that all three are making an impression.

And speaking of QBs, Duke has offered Arch Manning, a name that should be familiar. He’s named for his grandfather, long-time NFL quarterback Archie, and his uncles are Peyton and Eli, both of whom had brilliant NFL careers and both of whom were coached in college by David Cutcliffe, who should have instant credibility with the family.