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Wake Forest thinks Hinton can raise roof

Wake Forest thinks Hinton can raise roof

Kendall Hinton’s ascent to starting quarterback was interrupted by an injury last year, but Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson indicated throughout spring drills he remains committed to him.Clawson named Hinton his No. 1 quarterback at the start of spring drills last month. He did so...

Clawson finds another good fit as his DC

Clawson finds another good fit as his DC

Winning at Wake Forest takes more than talent. It requires assistant coaches that can patiently work with three-star and two-star recruits and develop them to a level to compete with the ACC’s four-star athletes.Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson had such a defensive coordinator...

ACC overtakes SEC in college football

ACC overtakes SEC in college football

In football’s quest to become a year-round sport, it’s never too early to look ahead to the 2017 season.The national title Clemson claimed Monday night was the ACC’s second in four years, and the league has been represented in the College Football Playoff all three years. The...

Turnovers make Wake Forest a threat

Turnovers make Wake Forest a threat

Don’t let last week’s final score fool you: Louisville 44, Wake Forest 12.Wake Forest used three Cardinals turnovers to forge a 12-0 halftime lead, was still ahead 12-3 in the third quarter and played strong enough defense against superior talent to trail only 16-12 midway...

ACC football story lines to follow this weekend

ACC football story lines to follow this weekend

The closer Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson advances to settling on one quarterback, the more he is pulled back into playing two quarterbacks.A quarterback controversy is a coach’s biggest headache, and Wake Forest isn’t clear of one yet. It helps that the Deacons are 4-0 and...

Wake Forest defense deserves credit

Wake Forest defense deserves credit

Let’s not overlook something about Wake Forest’s unbeaten record: The Demon Deacons are 4-0 despite their backup quarterback starting three games.That sounds odd, considering junior John Wolford made his third start of the year and 25th of his career in a 33-28 win Saturday at...

Hinton enjoys homecoming at Duke expense

Hinton enjoys homecoming at Duke expense

DURHAM, N.C. — It turned out the “other” quarterback emerged from the Wake Forest-Duke ACC opener at Wallace Wade Stadium. The Durham Kid.Wake Forest’s Kendall Hinton, the hometown kid who left Southern Durham High to play 80 miles down I-40 in Winston-Salem, returned home to...

Development programs meet in ACC opener

Development programs meet in ACC opener

Wake Forest and Duke are developmental programs. That means their coaches must find hidden gems that can be “coached up.” They are dismissed by Alabama, Clemson, Florida State and other college football heavyweights that attract four-star recruits like magnets.That’s why a...

Wake Forest offense lacks punch

Wake Forest offense lacks punch

Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson’s encouraging preseason words were tempered by opening-night results.The outcome was disappointing except for the “W” that marked a 7-3 win over Tulane Thursday night at BB&T Stadium. The performance demands a better follow-up in next week’s ACC...

Clawson recruiting focuses on developing talent

Clawson recruiting focuses on developing talent

Wake Forest’s Dave Clawson enters the third year of his fourth go-round rebuilding a football program in 2016. He knows what improvement looks like from past success at Fordham, Richmond and Bowling Green.Clawson stated at the recent ACC media days in Charlotte the Demon Deacons...