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Matta hires ex-Duke PG. Your move, Coach K


Ohio State coach Thad Matta may have just pulled a fast one on Mike Krzyzewski. Or is it the other way around?

The Buckeyes officially announced Thursday the hire of former Duke point guard Greg Paulus as video coordinator. Paulus, a three-year starter for the Devils, spent last season as an assistant at Navy and played quarterback for one season at Syracuse.

So. Is it a coincidence that Ohio State-Duke is the marquee game of the 2011 ACC/Big Ten Challenge? Matta may be able to glean some helpful insights from a former Duke star.

Or will the former Duke star remain loyal to his college coach – and be a double agent? I mean, Coach K went to Army. Surely he’s versed in some aspects of the Cold War.

But if he is … we’ll never know. If he’s a good double agent, that is.

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