A spot in the ACC championship game is on the line when Duke plays North Carolina. Stop me if you’ve heard that before.
But double check the calendar -- this is November. not March; gridiron, not hardwood. A win over rival UNC and the Blue Devils finish the regular season 10-2, are Coastal Division champs and play Florida State for an ACC championship.
David Cutcliffe is doing it with a roster of players that did not garner many looks from other BCS schools coming out of high school. The Duke coach was forced to scour the ranks to find under-the-radar recruits who fit his system, had the grades and wanted to play at Duke. In such a large pool of players, he was casting a small net.