Mark Harlan… East Coast Insider
Selection by Mark Harlan copy by Joe Gavazzi
Duke (-5-) Noon PM ET ES3
Harlan got exactly what he wanted in his Steelers victory on MNF as the Steeler’s offense, with Ben, looked like they never skipped a beat in putting up a balanced 349 yards including 141 overland against the still pathetic NYG defense. Their own stop unit lived up to its Top 5 billing with a sub 300 night including just 29 yards overland. Though Mark is not from Missouri, he is still that kind of “Show Me” guy. That’s why he agrees with his information that new BC Hafley (former Ohio State Assistant) and Notre Dame transfer QB Jurkovec will have to prove it before they get his action. That’s exactly what Duke’s Clemson transfer QB Brice did in the Blue Devils 27-13 loss at Notre Dame last week, including 246 yards of offense by half time. Harlan notes the Blue Devils trailed only 13-17 in the 4th quarter. After that game, Duke HC Cutcliffe gushed “we’ve got a quarterback that will make a lot of plays for us. I think we’ve got an exciting time in front of us. I really do.” Good enough for Harlan and us.