This weekend, Duke football will be partying like it's 1989.
During Saturday's season-opening game against Elon, the Blue Devils will honor the 1989 squad that posted an 8-4 record, winning a share of the ACC title before eventually losing to Texas Tech in the All-American Bowl.
Current South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier, who coached the 1989 squad, will be honored along with the team during the first half. The Gamecocks play Texas A&M this Thursday, allowing Spurrier to travel to Durham Saturday.
Spurrier's gig at Duke in the late 1980s was his first ever head-coaching job that propelled him to future head coaching jobs with Florida, South Carolina and the Washington Redskins. Spurrier has maintained a relationship with the program and has a history of giving the Blue Devils an annual vote in the Coaches' Poll.
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