Jela Duncan leads Duke's quartet of returning running backs. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY
A few ACC beat writers run offseason previews of the upcoming football opponents. I recently helped The Roanoke Times' Virginia Tech beat writer Andy Bitter with the Duke one. Sometime soon, my Duke preview for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Pitt beat writer, Sam Werner, will go live, too.
It's come to my attention that a further explanation of my comments on the running game might be helpful to some. I took the time to give a more detailed explanation in the preview I wrote for Sam, but, seeing as I'm on furlough next week, I'll post said explanation here.
Basically, my theory on Duke's running game is this: until proven otherwise, I’m not expecting a whole lot out of this group.
Now put down the pitchforks and read.