Bowden hopes to avoid tempting history
Originally Published: October 30, 2003By Doug Carlson | Special to ESPN.com
The record hasn't improved. The Atlantic Coast Conference losing streak hasn't ended. But there are signs of life at Duke after one game under interim head coach Ted Roof. It's not so much the wishbone he installed as the attitude. The throwback offense, with third-team quarterback Chris Dapolito playing the role of J.C. Watts, was used only on occasion against North Carolina State and it didn't bring a magic remedy to a Duke offense that's last in the league (still) in scoring at 15.9 points a game. But it did make things fun, and stir some enthusiasm. Score one for Roof.
To continue reading this article you must be an Insider
We see that you are not an ESPN Insider. Upgrade today and gain access to our exclusive coverage.
MORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HEADLINES
- Sources: Texas' Brown poised to step down
- Four QBs, two RBs named Heisman finalists
- Michigan's Gardner (turf toe) expected for bowl
- Wake Forest hires coach Clawson of BGSU