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Duke football: Daniel Jones named starting QB

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Last week, it was reported that Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk would miss the entire 2016 season due to an Achilles injury, his third since 2013. This left the Blue Devils in quite an awkward situation, but it certainly seems like they have found their guy for the season opener.

Sunday night, it was reported that redshirt freshman Daniel Jones had been given the nod over Parker Boehme, who ran the first-team offense in the spring after Sirk’s injury.

This comes after he has been very impressive over the summer and the team certainly sees the potential he brings to the table.

Jones came to Duke as a two-star member of the 2015 recruiting class and ranked as the No. 54 dual-threat quarterback in the country. They see a lot of potential in him going into the season.

He will have some big shoes to fill as Sirk led the team in both passing and rushing with over 2,600 yards and over 800 yards respectively and a total of 24 touchdowns. If Jones can’t get the job done, Boehme, a redshirt junior, is certainly experienced after going for over 700 total yards and seven total touchdowns, including five on the ground, in 2015.

The Blue Devils open the season on Saturday against North Carolina Central at 6 p.m. EST on ESPN3.

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CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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