After their loss to 50-13 loss to Stanford, despite outgaining the Cardinal offensively (385-373), Duke head coach David Cutcliffe noted an issue that they had that traced back to camp, where they had to figure out how to manage a productive practice while missing 12 scholarship players.
Cutcliffe told SiriusXM's College Sports Nation, "Everytime I try to get in to managing our team, we don't get enough work done."
According to Cutcliffe, despite the final stat line, they were outplayed in nearly ever aspect of the game and encountered some issues that won't be resolved easily.
"So here's what you do. I told our staff and our squad, 'We're not goig to fix this in a day, we're not going to fix it in two days, but we better not give up a day at getting better.'"
"We're not going to go out there and kill them in a scimmage, but you can do a lot of one on one, live contact drills. We did a lot of scheme drills with our offensive and defensive lines and some live work with our perimeter people."
After losing a couple guys to injuries, Cut noted that they can't afford to lose any more.
"We're just to a point where we can't afford to lose players, we're playing give up if we do that," he explained. "I'm not going to give up a day of getting better, let alone a period."