Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Summer summary: Duke
By ESPN.com staff
The series looking back at the highlights of summer camp for each team as we gear up for game week continues today with Duke:
Most notable injury: Aside from Moore, defensive end Kenny Anunike has missed a significant amount of camp with an ankle injury. His status is in question for the opener against Richmond.
- Duke's main story of summer camp was the injury to veteran offensive lineman Brian Moore, who has been sidelined indefinitely with a fractured right arm. Moore started the past two seasons at right guard before making a successful transition to center this past spring. The injury resulted in the move of redshirt freshman Dave Harding from guard to center. Offensive line coach Matt Luke has been trying to figure out who the best five linemen are who can be ready for the season opener, and today's scrimmage could help answer that question.
- The return of linebacker Kelby Brown has been critical for Duke's defense. Brown missed spring practices while recovering from knee surgery, and nobody within the program knew what to expect upon his return from a torn MCL and ACL, but Brown has looked ready to start and be a major contributor again.
- Rick Petri’s work with the defensive line has been noticed. There’s a reason he’s had so much success everywhere he's been -- he's that good, and he's making the most of what he has to work with at Duke. This summer showed signs that Duke can put together a respectable performance up front.