GREENSBORO — Duke center Bryan Morgan laughed when asked, for at least the third time Sunday, what it felt like when head coach David Cutcliffe chose to stay at Duke last season, rather than leave for Tennessee.
"I love this question,'' Morgan said, grinning, at the ACC Kickoff. "We were sweating bullets, people asking me, 'Bryan, do you know anything?' and me saying, 'How would I? I'm in the same position you are.' [His decision] just showed how much faith he has in us, how much he's put into our program and rebuilding our program into an elite program.
"And that means a lot. If you think that we had respect for him before that -- whoa. It's off the roof now. It was just great to hear that, because it would have been easy for him to go to Tennessee. ... He knows the place so well, but it meant so much for him to stay."