DURHAM, N.C. – On Friday, Duke and the other six Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division members met at the Charlotte Westin to take part in the annual ACC Football Kickoff. The Blue Devils were represented by redshirt senior cornerback Bryon Fields Jr. and redshirt sophomore quarterback Daniel Jones as well as head coach David Cutcliffe.
Below are some of the highlighted comments from media outlets around the country who were covering the ACC media days event.
How Duke quarterback Daniel Jones got into ‘the best shape’ he’s ever been in
"Daniel Jones enters his second season as Duke’s quarterback mentally stronger – but also physically stronger because of intense summer work with his teammates." - Steve Wiseman, Raleigh News & Observer
Duke quarterback Daniel Jones leads calmly and confidently
"Jones might not get too jazzed up, but Cutcliffe certainly is with the possibility of having another future pro at quarterback." - Brant Wilkerson-New, Winston-Salem Journal
Duke rebound season leans on soph QB Daniel Jones
"You surely need more than just a quarterback to win in college football, but having a potential star at that position goes a LONG way towards giving you a much better chance at success." - Mark Armstrong, ABC11
Mark Richt raved about Duke's Daniel Jones. "He's big, good arm, can really move." Said he's a surefire pro QB. #Duke— David Hale (@DavidHaleESPN) July 14, 2017
Duke’s Cutcliffe raves about Jones during ACC Kickoff
"Duke football coach David Cutcliffe raved about quarterback Daniel Jones on Friday during the Atlantic Coast Conference’s preseason media event in Charlotte." - Rodd Baxley, The Robesonian
Why flashing a championship ring makes Duke cornerback Bryon Fields ‘feel so old’
"Bryon Fields Jr., then a freshman, was on the field that night in his hometown, and sacked Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston even though Florida State routed the Blue Devils 45-9." - Steve Wiseman, Raleigh News & Observer
Can Duke stay healthy enough to churn out points, make it back to a bowl game?
"While making bowl games in four consecutive seasons, Duke suffered personnel losses nearly every summer that made that accomplishment even more impressive." - Steve Wiseman, Durham Herald Sun
Duke cornerback Bryon Fields’ goal is to give 2017 Blue Devils a familiar ring
"Duke cornerback Bryon Fields Jr. may have worn his 2013 ACC Coastal Division Championship ring Friday, but he doesn’t consider himself above his teammates." - Emmanuel Morgan, Charlotte Observer
Wanted: Starting quarterbacks for the ACC's Coastal Division
"The ACC's Coastal Division has always been unpredictable, and there's no reason to believe this year will be any different." - Steve Reed, Associated Press
Blue Devils go back to basics to prepare for 2017
"David Cutcliffe believes his Blue Devils are ready for the start of 2017 at a level that they hadn't reached entering last fall." - Marilyn Payne, WRALSports Fan
David Cutcliffe intent on making Duke kicking great again after 2016 stumbles
"Special teams oftentimes becomes the forgotten area of a football team when fans discuss quarterback play and how strong a defensive line will be." - Steve Wiseman, Raleigh News & Observer