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    Duke Blue Devils (2014-Present)
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    Houston Texans Head Coach (2015-2016), Chicago Bears Head Coach (2017-Present)
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  1. I'm also in the process of reading Foundation by Isaac Asimov, which is fantastic this far. Over the summer I read For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway, and Hell and Good Company by Richard Rhodes, both books about the Spanish Civil War. Rhodes won a Pulitzer for a book he wrote on the atomic bomb. I want to start reading more, but I need to clear my library fees
  2. Speaking of King Leopold's Ghost (which I read in HS), I recently read another book by Hochshild called Spain in Our Hearts. It's a book about the American involvement in the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s.
  3. Duke Roster Outlook Duke finished the 2023 season with a 12-2 record, with their second ACC Title and second CFBHC Playoff Appearance. Duke will be entering the 2024 season with new faces at a few key positions, and with players who will play a bigger role in the upcoming season. Departing Faces: QB Bryce Thompson RB Christian Collins FB Salvatore Rees TE Jamel Grey DE Ibrahim Arrington ILB Willy Reilly ILB Ryan Trent CB Samuel Gant K Jeremy Ardnt Seven of these departing players were listed as starters in 2023, with Reilly and Trent playing key backup roles. Rees was listed as a starter at fullback but Duke rarely used a fullback in 2023 and that will continue in 2024. Arrington was the only player on this list who had not exhausted his eligibility, and declared early for the draft. These players led the team in all passing categories, all rushing categories, all kicking categories, and contributed to the team in other ways. New Faces: QB Rasheed Bullock TE Kyle Park OG Charlie Lemus K Gavin Jackson These players are all new faces to the program who are projected or have a chance to win the starting job. Bullock comes in as the number 1 JUCO QB, and looks to replicate the success Heisman winner Bryce Thompson. The other three will potentially start as true freshmen. Lemus is regarded as the most college ready as the three, but Gavin Jackson might be the most important freshman for this Duke team. Ardnt had a solid season last year for Duke, but Jackson has been lauded as a potential pro kicker. Kyle Park will add a weapon to Bullock's strong arsenal of options to throw the ball to. New Starters of Returning Players RB Donte Harrell DE Alexander Richter CB Cordell Drake FS Noel Kirkland Harrell, Richter, and Kirkland were all backups last season, and look to move into starting roles in 2023. Harrell replaces Duke record setter Christian Collins at the running back position, and Richter replaces early declaree Ibrahim Arrington at defensive end. Harrell will be asked to do a lot for this Duke offense as they try to return to the ACC Title Game. Richter doesn't have as big shoes to fill, but he has to prove that he's able to hold up on that defensive front. Kirkland looks to supplant the incumbent at his position, as he offers more star potential than senior Free Safety Da'Quan Glover. Cordell Drake redshirted in 2023, and will play alongside junior Omar Major at the corner position. There are high expectations for Drake coming in, and he has to help the defense replace outgoing senior Samuel Gant. Returning Starters in New Roles: WR Logan Miles DE Austin Hinds DT Mohammed Puckett CB Omar Major Miles had a strong season in 2023. He finished third on the team with 766 yards, and was second in touchdown receptions with 9. The trio of Miles, Dean Stinson, and Jeremy Foley all return, and their spots on the depth chart could fluctuate throughout the year. Stinson and Foley were 1a and 1b last season, but many around the program feel like Miles might have the most star potential of the three wideouts. Hinds and Puckett will have to take on more of a role in the defense with the departure of Arrington. The defensive line looks to be a weaker spot for the Devils, and a strong season from these players is key for the team to have a successful year. Omar Major will transition from the number two corner on this Duke team, to likely the number one corner for the Devils. He and Drake will look to replace Gant next year. Major lead the Devils in interceptions last year, but how he holds up going against number one wide receivers will be key in how Duke's defense will perform. Other Returning Starters: WR Dean Stinson WR Jeremy Foley OT Cyrus Swartz OT Esera Mulinu'u OG Eli Segura OG Joel Nagy C Tyler Burton ILB Jordan Harley ILB K.K. Sykes OLB Laremy Easter OLB Ahmed Nicholas CB Aboubacar Garrett SS Victor Overton P Louis Barfield LS Allen Oliva Including players listed in other categories, Duke will return seventeen starters from their 2023 team. Stinson, Foley, and Miles will return as the top three receivers for Duke, though possibly in different roles. Their chemistry with Bullock will be important as the offense adjusts to a new signal caller. All five offensive linemen from the 2023 team that finished fifteenth in offensive line rating, and second in rush yards will return. Swartz, Mulinu'u, Segura, and Burton are entrenched starters, while Nagy looks likely to lose his starting gig to freshman Charlie Lemus. Jordan Harley, who was at the center of a so far unresolved transfer controversy, returns. He finished third on the team in tackles in 2023. K.K. Sykes seems likely to start again in 2023, but could face a spring camp battle with redshirt freshman Jeremy Maddox. He finished last year first in tackles for the team, and his production and experience give him the inside track on the job. Easter and Nicholas could be the marquee names for this Duke defense. Neither filled up the statsheet, but their pure talent and positional value may make them the most important players on this Duke defense. Aboubacar Garrett slots in neatly as the number three corner for this team. If Cordell Drake struggles in his first year as a starter, Garrett may move to that number two corner spot opposite Major. Victor Overton returns as the strong safety, and as one of the elder statesmen of this Duke secondary. Louis Barfield and Allen Oliva return as starters for the special teams unit, hoping again to remain under the radar for this Duke team.
  4. The National Champions Club knows what's up with giving QBs awards
  5. Graves uses Ferocity +4 Johnson uses Sharpshooter to reroll Graves: 4+1 Garner: 4+2+2 Johnson: 2+ 3 Marshall: 2+1 Edwards: 0 Total: 5+8+5+3= 21 @CoachAnson
  6. Second half late PG LaMarcus Graves 6-4 234 Jr T.C. Roberson (Asheville NC) [Ferocity*] SG Dremonte Garner 6-5 239 (So) Cummings (Burlington NC) [Talent**] SF Jakeem Johnson 6-6 245 (Fr) Hillside (Durham NC) [Sharpshooter] PF Dominic Marshall 6-7 250 (So) North Springs (Atlanta GA) [Talent*] C Ramon Edwards 6-8 259 (Sr) Riverside (Durham NC) [Aggressive*]
  7. Reroll Edwards Graves: 6+1 Cherry: 2 Johnson: 0 Marshall: 2+2+1 Edwards: 1+2+1 Total: 7+2+5+4= 18 @CoachAnson
  8. Second Half Early PG LaMarcus Graves 6-4 234 Jr T.C. Roberson (Asheville NC) [Ferocity*] SG Isaac Cherry 6-4 220 So South Rowan (China Grove NC) [Tenacity] SF Jakeem Johnson 6-6 245 (Fr) Hillside (Durham NC) [Sharpshooter] PF Dominic Marshall 6-7 250 (So) North Springs (Atlanta GA) [Talent*] C Ramon Edwards 6-8 259 (Sr) Riverside (Durham NC) [Aggressive*]
  9. 1st half Late PG LaMarcus Graves 6-4 234 Jr T.C. Roberson (Asheville NC) [Ferocity*] SG Dremonte Garner 6-5 239 (So) Cummings (Burlington NC) [Talent**] SF Jalal Riley 6-5 237 Jr Indian River (Chesapeake VA) [Leadership] PF Gareth Bolden 6-5 238 Fr Rosewood (Goldsboro NC) C Ramon Edwards 6-8 259 (Sr) Riverside (Durham NC) [Aggressive*] Riley uses Leadership on Garner: +3 Graves: 5+1 Garner: 5+2+2+3 Riley: 3 Bolden: 3 Edwards: 0 Total: 6+12+3+3= 24 @CoachAnson
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  11. PG Keith Lynch 6-2 208 (So) Wakefield (Raleigh NC) [Discipline] SG Dremonte Garner 6-5 239 (So) Cummings (Burlington NC) [Talent**] SF Jakeem Johnson 6-6 245 (Fr) Hillside (Durham NC) [Sharpshooter] PF Dominic Marshall 6-7 250 (So) North Springs (Atlanta GA) [Talent*] C Davante Pope 6-7 261 (Jr) Cary (Cary NC) [*] Lynch uses Discipline
  12. After a long wait, the winner of this contest has been decided. The Godfather, who had dominated their bracket throughout the tournament, has come up on top on Saving Private Ryan. In the third place matchup, Star Wars Empire Strikes Back defeated Schindler's List.
  13. Reroll Graves and Edwards. Graves Ferocity used Graves: 1+1+4 Garner: 4+4 Johnson: 3 Marshall: 3 Edwards: 1+1 Total: 6+8+3+3+2= 22
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