DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Here's a sign of how far the once woebegone Duke football program has come: Simply going to a bowl game is no longer enough.
Now that the Blue Devils' streak of bowl-less seasons is finally over, they want more.
They want their first postseason victory since 1961. They want to beat a Top 25 team for the first time in nearly two decades. They want the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division title that, for much of 2012, was unexpectedly within their reach.
And despite some major graduation losses, they might be closer to reaching those goals than they were last year.
Gone are three-year starting quarterback Sean Renfree, who's now with the Atlanta Falcons, and Conner Vernon, who caught an ACC-record 283 passes in four productive years.