One of Duke's seniors sat down with TDD before taking the field for his last Spring Practice
Perhaps no player on the roster has been asked to do more for the Blue Devils over the last two seasons than rising junior Marcus Jones. After entering Duke as an athlete, Jones is now training for his third position assignment in three seasons.
Head Coach Ted Roof said some key players may line up somewhere new at times going forward.
September 14, 2006
Though it wasn't' the way he would have liked to earn the starting quarterback slot for the 2006 season, Marcus Jones was tabbed as the man to lead the Blue Devils after fellow sophomore Zack Asack was ruled academically ineligible just a few weeks ago. Jones spoke with TDD on Tuesday afternoon about that and several other topics.
DURHAM, N.C. - With football practice set to begin next week, one sophomore will put his pads on just as he did last August, but in doing so prepares to take on a much more integral role on this year's Blue Devil team.
With the recent season-long suspension of projected starter Zack Asack, Duke will field only two scholarship signal-callers for the 2006 season. Going into preseason practice, sophomore Marcus Jones is the unquestioned leader of the offense.
After welcoming hundreds of fans to the Yoh center for the annual Meet the Blue Devils Day event, head coach Ted Roof led his team on the turf at Wallace Wade Stadium for a 60-play scrimmage that offered a preview of the season to come. While not tipping his team's hand, Roof's team provided a number of memorable moments as the season draws near.
August 20, 2005