Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Loyal readers of T.A.H. know that we have been closely following the career of record-setting Elon quarterback Scott Riddle via our popular series "The Riddle Report." Riddle’s clan is neighbors to T.A.H. Pop Culture Editor Young A.T.’s crew down in Ramseur, NC.

Now, we learn that David Cutcliffe has decided to stay in Durham and start the year by trying to rough up the 1AA Phoenix. (A little easier than butting heads with the likes of Alabama had Cutcliffe taken the UT gig.)

The Blue Devils will kickoff the 2010 season against Elon on Sept. 4 at Wallace Wade Stadium, Elon announced Tuesday.

T.A.H. may be tempted to cover the game live. Time will tell.

The Blue Devils are 1-1 in openers under Cutcliffe, beating James Madison in 2008 and losing to Richmond in 2009. It's the third straight season they will open with a Football Championship Subdivision opponent.

Riddle is the son of former Elon football honorable mention All-American Jimmy Riddle and former Elon cheerleading captain Cathy Riddle.

Riddle was a four year starter at quarterback throughout his high school career at Eastern Randolph High School where he threw for over 7,500 career yards. Riddle’s storied high school career was marked by a total of five Player of the Year awards, four all-county selections, three all-conferences and various other all-star recognitions.

Riddle, a junior, has been the starting quarterback for the Elon Phoenix since 2007. He holds six Elon records, 10 Southern Conference sing season records, four Southern Conference single game records and two NCAA records.

The full ACC schedule will not be released until early February.

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