2018 Football Preview – ACC- Blue Devils
Looking for 2018 Duke Blue Devils predictions? The Blue Devils have a proud basketball tradition, but what David Cutcliffe has been able to do with the Blue Devils football program is nothing short of amazing. This team has no tradition, and he has led them to a bowl game in five of the last six years. This might be his best team since taking over the Blue Devils 11 years ago, and people really believe that they can compete.
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2018-18 College Football Preview – Duke Blue Devils
Head Coach: David Cutcliffe
2017 Record: 7-6
Duke Blue Devils Odds to win the 2018 FBS Championship: +18000
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2018 Duke Blue Devils Predictions: Team Strengths
Better offense: Last year the Blue Devils offense was really good for the first month, but then fell back to earth and even struggled at times later in the year.
This offense has more talent and the players around quarterback Daniel Jones is going to be stepped up. Cutcliffe has also been really good at making quarterbacks better and I expect an offseason with Jones is going to do that for the team.
If Jones can limit the turnovers this offense is going to good. I think this will be the best offense that Cutcliffe has had in his time with Duke.
Look for the offense to really hold up their end of the bargain this year.
Defense Defense Defense: The Blue Devils had the 21st best defense in the country last year, and they are getting eight of the starters back.
The stars on this team are all around, and this defense should actually be a lot better than last year. The pass rush had problems getting through at times last year, and if that picks up this defense is going to be a handle even for the best teams in the ACC.
Blue Devils fans be excited. this defense is going to loaded.
2018 Duke Blue Devils Predictions: Team Weaknesses
Offensive line issues: The offense is going to be better, but the one place the offense is going to get worse is the offensive line.
Last year the offensive line wasn’t good, and they lost three starters off that squad. Last year they let anyone and everyone into the backfield and that needs to change.
The running game should be decent behind this line, but when the quarterback drops back to pass, they need to do a better job.
If the offense struggles again this year, it’s going to really put a hurt on the offense that otherwise would be a lot better.
Whats going on at Kicker?: It usually isn’t a great thing when a walk on is the starting kicker, but that’s what’s going to happen for the Blue Devils this year.
It could end up being okay, but right now it seems like a big risk that could make or break a few games, and if it costs the team a game or two it’s going to be a lot of trouble.
Duke Blue Devils Prediction: 8-4
This might be one of the best Blue Devils teams in history and I expect for them to have a couple of program-changing wins.
They are going to finish with an 8-4 record, and will build off what was such a good season last year. It’s going to be an exciting year for the Blue Devils.
2018 Duke Blue DevilsSchedule
- 1 – ARMY WEST POINT
- 8 – at Northwestern
- 15 – at Baylor
- 22 – N.C. CENTRAL
- 29 – VIRGINIA TECH
- 13 – at Georgia Tech
- 20 – VIRGINIA
- 27 – at Pittsburgh
- 3 – at Miami
- 10 – NORTH CAROLINA
- 17 – at Clemson
- 24 – WAKE FOREST
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