Georgia Tech Football Opponent preview: Duke Blue Devils

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DURHAM, NC – SEPTEMBER 19: Head coach David Cutcliffe of the Duke Blue Devils watches on against the Northwestern Wildcats during their game at Wallace Wade Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The Georgia Tech football team will take on the Duke Blue Devils in the second to last week of the season.

Don’t look now but David Cutcliffe is entering his tenth season at Duke despite having just a 52-61 record over his nine years so far in Durham. The reason he remains at Duke is for the simple fact that he turned a once perennial doormat program into a respectable program.

Last season, the Blue Devils went 4-8 and 1-7 in conference play, not exactly what Cutcliffe had in mind for his Blue Devils who had won the Pinstripe bowl just the year before. That being said, the Blue Devils did show plenty of potential last season which started with rising sophomore quarterback Daniel Jones.

The Blue Devils 2016 season failures could be attributed to a difficult schedule including the back of half of their schedule that featured Louisville, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, and Miami. They would win just one of those games, that being to in-state rival North Carolina.

In 2017, the Blue Devils should take a step forward but they will need to take a huge step forward offensively after having one of the worst in the country in 2016.

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