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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...

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...

Wolford and Hinton to share QB role

Wolford and Hinton to share QB role

Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson named true junior John Wolford as his starting quarterback for the third straight year, but count on seeing true sophomore Kendall Hinton, too.Wolford has the experience advantage as he makes his 23rd career start when Tulane visits the Demon...

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...

Wake Forest QB Kendall Hinton height measures up

Wake Forest QB Kendall Hinton height measures up

A year ago Wake Forest started a true freshman quarterback, but another true freshman may emerge as the Demon Deacons’ man under center for the future.John Wolford has returned for his sophomore year with 12 starts under his belt, but 2014 was a long 3-9 offense-challenged season...