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With Alabama game looming, Duke hands QB reins to Harris

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

But when Daniel Jones left early and - somewhat surprisingly - was taken sixth overall by the New York Giants, it became clear that one of the keys to success in Cutcliffe's 12th season at the school would be how Quentin Harris adjusts to his new role as the full-time starter. Cutcliffe - who previously groomed Heath Shuler and the Manning brothers into first-round draft picks - has full confidence in Harris, calling the fifth-year senior who won both of his starts last year ''plain and simple brilliant. One of the things that I've been fortunate to do in my career is have to replace first-round draft choice quarterbacks.

Wednesday Sports in Brief

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Freshman sensation Zion Williamson was knocked out of the North Carolina-Duke rivalry game with a knee sprain after his Nike shoe blew out during the top-ranked Blue Devils' opening possession Wednesday night. While describing the sprain as mild and the knee as stable, coach Mike Krzyzewski said he doesn't know how much time Williamson will miss. Williamson grabbed his right knee in pain after slipping awkwardly and falling when his left shoe fell apart as he planted hard while dribbling near the free throw line.