4. Duke Blue Devils
It would be a pretty big scheme change for Buechele from what he ran under Charlie Strong and head Texas football coach Tom Herman, but he could stumble into a really good situation with the Duke Blue Devils. What works in favor of Buechele here is the past adaptions he had to make to two different offensive schemes in his three years on the Forty Acres.
Duke head coach David Cutcliffe is one of the more established masterminds in the ACC. He’s also one of the most underrated head coaches in the nation and has been for the past eight years. Cutcliffe runs an offense that places a lot of pressure on the quarterback’s ability to sit in the pocket and make quick decision throws on a lot of short and intermediate routes.
The main point of appeal for the Duke football program for incoming players next year is going to be the success standout quarterback Daniel Jones saw in his time on campus in Durham, NC. Jones went from a former underrated recruit to a potential first round 2019 NFL Draft selection. He declared early and looks to take advantage of what looks like a rather thin quarterback draft class.
Moreover, Duke is going to have some new faces stepping up on the offensive side of the ball with the losses of Jones, wide receiver T.J. Rahming, and former Tennessee Volunteers tight end Daniel Helm. Buechele would have the opportunity to lead a new wave of talent for the Duke offense highlighted by rising junior running back Deon Jackson and rising junior tight end Noah Gray. This would be an under the radar but potentially attractive transfer destination for Buechele.