October 9, 2006

Duke defense will play without Nichols

Duke returned to work on the practice field Monday morning after coming close to one of the most amazing upsets in school history at Alabama Saturday night.

The Blue Devils will try again this week against Florida State, but they will have to do without one of their best players and key leaders on defense.

Fifth year senior Eli Nichols left the Alabama game early and coach Ted Roof said Monday Nichols will miss significant time.

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