The Duke Blue Devils took a huge blow two weeks ago when starting quarterback Thomas Sirk ruptured his Achilles tendon during a spring workout. There is no telling on if he will be able to play in the 2016 season, so the coaches are moving forward as if that is the case.
According to Stephen Wiseman of the Durham Herald-Sun, head coach David Cutcliffe has named Parker Boehme the starting quarterback heading into spring training. The team is looking to move forward as if Sirk won’t play this year.
Duke coach David Cutcliffe said Parker Boehme is the No. 1 QB entering spring practice. Have to proceed as if Thomas Sirk won't play in `16
— Stephen Wiseman (@stevewisemanNC) March 3, 2016
Boehme has some experience at the quarterback position as he served as the primary backup for the Blue Devils in 2015. He threw for 579 yards and two touchdowns.
Boehme is also somewhat of a dual-threat guy as well. He ran for 181 yards and five touchdowns through the 2015 season.
If he is going to fill in for Sirk this year, Boehme has some work to do. However, as he came to Duke as a three-star member of the 2013 recruiting class.
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