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Duke Football Has A New QB, Captains

Big Decisions Came Monday

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: AUG 31 Chick-fil-A Kickoff - Duke v Alabama
ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 31: Duke Blue Devils safety Michael Carter II (26) during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Duke Blue Devils on August 31, 2019 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Two big football decisions were announced Sunday: team captains and the starting quarterback for the Notre Dame game.

The captains the team elected are Michael Carter II, Noah Gray, Deon Jackson, Chris Rumph II and Jack Wohlabaugh, who is of course out for the season.

The quarterback will be Clemson transfer Chase Brice.

He triumphed over redshirt sophomore Gunnar Holmberg and redshirt junior Chris Katrenick to win the starting nod.

In his press release, coach David Cutcliffe said this: “I could not be more proud of the three young men who competed for the privilege to be this team’s starting quarterback at Notre Dame in the season-opener,” Cutcliffe said. “Chase, Chris (Katrenick) and Gunnar (Holmberg) all have played really well during camp. We have a healthy quarterback room and the competition has made everyone better. Ultimately, Chase has made plays at the highest rate.”

Obviously he’ll have to do that on the field to keep the job but he’s off to a great start.