Gregg Doyel wants to make amends

I am sure by now all of Duke nation has seen the article by Gregg Doyel.  In it Doyel talks about how his love for USA basketball far exceeds his hatred of Coach K, and if the USA bring home the gold all will be forgiven.  All Duke fans know what a pain in the ass Doyel has been since his book deal about Duke and Coach K went south.  Doyel says that it was Coach K himself that “torpedoed” his book deal.

At first I was laughing, thinking how Coach K might be reading the article and saying to himself, finally Gregg will forgive me.  Even though, this is the probably the farthest thing from the truth, it will be a relieve to know that at least one anti-Duke journalist will be off the “list”.  But it also got me thinking.  If team USA wins gold, will more people take a liking towards Coach K and Duke.

Not that Duke fans care what anyone thinks about our favorite program.  But it will be a welcome change to see less articles about the so-called cancer to college basketball, Duke.

Think about it, if Gregg Doyel can let “bygones be bygones”, then maybe other people can too.


  1. What is there for “him” to forgive? It seems to me that he now realizes he’s made a big mistake and that he’s on the outside looking in (as are most writers who depend on other people’s abilities in order to earn a living) and that now he’s trying to “weazel” back into the good graces of someone who he needs.

  2. I don’t think the attitude toward Coach K and Duke basketball will ever change. For all that we know, people in Chapel Hill and College Park are rooting against the US team because Duke is involved with them. They are perpetually ignorant people who will never respect the Duke program. It’s a futile war so it’s best if we as Dukies just accept it and ignore them.

    Coach K could cure cancer for Christ’s sake and people will still hate him.