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Episode 132 – Giving the Blue Devils Their Due

I like talking about positive stories in college football, and Duke football is a positive story.

What is there not to love about the way the 2012 season has gone for Duke? Sure, those losses to Stanford and Virginia Tech sting, but the team is heading to their first postseason bowl game since many of the players were still in diapers and watching Sesame Street. They are led by one of the true class acts in the college football coaching profession, all-around nice guy David Cutcliffe. Duke football is the perennial underdog, which everyone expects to lose ona  weekly basis, but this team seems to have found something to build on moving forward. I am nowhere near suggesting Duke will be able to overtake the top spot in the ACC in football the way they dominate in basketball, but every program has to start somewhere.

For Duke, it starts with the 2012 season.

As I wrote earlier this week, Duke football means something this season and it has been a long time coming. Duke’s men’s basketball team has won 40 NCAA tournament games since the last time the Blue Devils played in a postseason game, the 1995 Hall of Fame Bowl (now the Outback Bowl). Any time a basketball school starts to enjoy success on the football field, I want to know more and talk about it.

Joining the podcast today to talk about Duke’s great start is Ben Swain from ACC Sports, The Ledger-Online and The Walk-Ons podcast.

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About the Author

Kevin McGuire
Contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com. Also a contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Member of Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation. Follow on Twitter @KevinOnCFB.
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