TDD Web Run: September 5

Updating Friday's media links from around the Internet.

"When the defense is on the sidelines, we've got coaches in our faces, yelling and drawing plays us," Fowler said. "So I had no idea how the offense played -- except for the fact that I'm on the punt team and I had to go out for punts every so often."

Fowler and the punt team took to the field with frustrating frequency last Saturday, which is the reason Duke is debating who its starting quarterback will be for Saturday's home opener against Western Carolina.

Duking it out at QB? Not quite
Durham Herald Sun


After Duke showed an inexplicable lack of intensity in its season-opening loss at Virginia, Coach Carl Franks promised a more passionate week of practice leading up to Saturday's home opener against Western Carolina.
According to Franks, the Blue Devils have delivered. Now, they must deliver come kickoff.

Duke notes: Devils rebound from Virginia rout
Durham Herald Sun


You know what they're saying out there, don't you? Duke and North Carolina don't have football teams any more. Tradition doesn't win games, and it doesn't get you invited to a bowl.

One of my UNC friends said he left the Tar Heels' opener with Florida State at halftime last Saturday. Couldn't take it -- the game, not the humidity. And one of my Duke buddies told me the Blue Devils were going to make a statement at Virginia. Some statement.

Dascenzo: Duke, UNC joined by football misery
Durham Herald Sun


The last time that Duke (0-1) and Western Carolina (0-1) met on the football field, the Blue Devils defeated their intrastate rivals 24-10 at Wallace Wade Stadium on opening day of the 1998 season. Five years later, Duke will once again be hosting the Division I-AA Catamounts, but this time both teams will looking to even their records at 1-1.

Football looks for first win
The Chronicle

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