DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — -

The best season in Duke football history is, well, history.

The Blue Devils say they are ready to improve on it.

Duke began preseason practice Monday with running back Josh Snead saying the Blue Devils are "not trying to be great — we're trying to be legendary."

Snead says Duke was "great last year" in winning a school-record 10 games, claiming its first ACC Coastal Division title and reaching the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

He says "the only thing better than that is to become legendary."

Coach David Cutcliffe says handling that past success will be critical this season and the test of the players' work ethic will come during a preseason camp he says "is going to be the hardest thing they've done."