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Winning is not easy in the improved ACC

Winning is not easy in the improved ACC

DURHAM, N.C. – The past decade or so has seen ACC schools top to bottom invest in their football programs. That means seeking out the right coach and properly funding recruiting while building state-of-the-art facilities. Duke and Wake Forest are two developmental programs that...

Wake needs win for three more weeks

Wake needs win for three more weeks

Duke and Wake Forest are known as developmental programs. That means the Blue Devils and Demon Deacons must build recruiting classes based on 3-star prospects and lower rated athletes to compete with ACC schools that are heavy on 4-stars. Their place in the college football food...

Clawson sees new redshirt rule benefit

Clawson sees new redshirt rule benefit

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The NCAA’s recent rule change permitting freshmen to play up to four games without burning their redshirt season was met with universal approval, but the media buzz sounded like a golf clap. Not so when the ruling reached Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson. He...

This may be year we see best of Kendall Hinton

This may be year we see best of Kendall Hinton

Wake Forest should be welcoming back one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the nation in 2018. Kendall Hinton has Lamar Jackson-like electricity with his feet and possesses a stronger arm than opponents understand. In one of Wake Forest’s spring scrimmages, Wake Forest coach...

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...