Among influx of talent; Blue Devils focus on fundamentals.

DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke football team is in its second week of spring practice and has donned full pads for this round of workouts.

The Blue Devils conducted spring practice Wednesday morning inside Pascal Field House. Buoyed by the return of 13 starters, including rising sophomore, QB Daniel Jones, standout linebacker Joe Giles-Harris, and a stellar freshman class.

The goal is to return to bowl eligibility. Something that had become common place the last several years. Blue Devil fans hope the mix of talented freshman - and an increased focus on fundamentals this spring - will help the program reach that goal. 

Coach Cutcliffe and his staff have put the Blue Devils through drills the past week that have done just that -- trying to turn some of last seasons narrow losses into wins come this fall.

“I’m not interested in plays, I’m interested in players,” Cutcliffe said via the News and Observer. “I’m interested in fundamentals. Techniques. Habits on the field. Their effort. That’s the total focus.”

Fans will get their first look at the class during the annual Spring Game which is scheduled for Saturday, March 4.

Duke opens the 2017 season on September 2 at home against N.C. Central in the Bull City Gridiron Classic.


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