Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer
Duke will start redshirt freshman Daniel Jones at quarterback with starter Thomas Sirk out for the season. Jones impressed coaches during preseason camp and threw two touchdown passes in the team's last scrimmage. Afterward, Coach David Cutcliffe said, "What I saw is he had two or three checks that were outstanding that he didn't make earlier. He had a comfort seeing the field. I know he's extremely talented. He played with poise that you're hoping to see."