The talk surrounding the 2006 preseason in Durham centered around Duke breaking through and notching some much needed victories. Unfortunately, fate would not only deny the program a victory, but also snatch defeat from the jaws of victory with kicking game mishaps. After a productive spring from his starting kicker, Roof believes those woes may be behind the program.
April 27, 2007
The Blue Devils once again will be relying on talented newcomers to fill key positions on the special teams unit. With freshman kicker Joe Surgan, and former back up Chris Sprague, the Devils have a lot of talent, but not much experience at key positions. However, with the ACC's best kick coverage and return units, it looks as though the potential for a very good year from the Special Teams unit is certainly there.
August 9, 2005
Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas kicker Joe Surgan faced one last visit from Florida coach Urban Meyer. One of the state's strongest legs had committed to Duke back in July after receiving no interest from the former Florida staff.
January 17, 2005
Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas kicker Joe Surgan is interested in a school that can satisfy his quest for strong academics and football. He attended the University of Florida camp last summer, hoping to see what Florida had to offer and getting a better understanding of their thoughts about him.
January 8, 2005