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Duke's Cutcliffe is excited about the start of a new football season

Posted Monday, August 4, 2008

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Durham, NC - Duke's head football coach David Cutcliffe, along with seven players and three assistant coaches, spoke with the media in the Yoh Football Complex on the eve of Duke’s official first day of practice.

Hired last winter, Cutcliffe enters his first season as head coach with a 44-29 record at Ole Miss winning four of five bowl games and an SEC West Division championship.

2008 Duke Football Media Day

Cutcliffe is inheriting a team returning seven offensive starters and 10 defensive starters.

“I am going to absolutely make sure our team understands hard work but that they have fun playing football,” Cutcliffe said. “I think if your not careful as a coach you can take the fun out of this game.

"I love to be at work. I love to get to know the players. To do the little extra things. It’s just so much fun. I am absolutely going to make sure the folks around us have a good time.”





Quarterbacks Thaddeus Lewis and Zack Asack, running back Re'quan Boyette, nose guard Clifford Respress, tight end Tielor Robinson, linebacker Michael Tauiliili and defensive end Ayanga Okpokowuruk spoke with the media individually before Cutcliffe’s press conference.

Also answering questions for the media were associate head coach Ron Middleton, offensive coordinator Kurt Roper and recruiting coordinator Zac Roper.Practice officially opens Monday while the Blue Devils kick off their season versus James Madison on Aug. 30, at home in Wallace Wade Stadium with kickoff set for 7 p.m.

 
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David Cutcliffe enters his first season as Duke head football coach with a 44-29 record at Ole Miss winning four of five bowl games and an SEC West Division championship.


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