Deacon Dump 7/23: Arnoux to Everton, football previews continue

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Today's links feature more football previews, countdowns and rankings, updates on Arnoux's departure, a couple Quincy Miller articles and another, more in-depth piece about J.T. Terrell's transfer.

I will again be heading out to watch the Pro-Am tonight.  Follow me on twitter for updates and check back tomorrow for a report.

Wake Forest's Arnoux set to sign with Everton - ESPN Soccernet
Wake Forest forward Cody Arnoux is set to join the American revolution at Everton.

Counting down the top ACC offensive players | Pawsitive Press
7. QB Riley Skinner, (9th-year?) Sr., Wake Forest Just wins, baby. You’d still recruit Taylor over Skinner 99 times out of 100, if not more. But Skinner is adept at improvisation, is an accurate short- and mid-range passer (especially on the move), and there seems little doubt the Deacs’ offense wouldn’t be the same without him.

ACC preview capsules - OrlandoSentinel.com
Story lines: Wake Forest loses the majority of its defense, which carried the Demon Deacons in 2008, so there are a lot of questions about who will fill the voids. Linebacker is of especially great concern — Wake returns no starters at that position. Looking ahead: The Demon Deacons have been a factor in the Atlantic Division for years but, for the first time in a while, they might once again resume their old underdog role. Wake has too many holes on defense to be considered a favorite headed into this season.

Ranking the ACC units: Linebackers - ACC - ESPN
11. Wake Forest -- All three starters from last year are gone, and the Demon Deacons have big shoes to fill after the departure of Butkus Award winner Aaron Curry. It's going to have to be a group effort, but there's still some athleticism and depth to work with. Matt Woodlief and Hunter Haynes are the most experienced players retuning.

Alade Aminu keeps NBA dream alive | ajc.com
As far as my little brother [Wake Forest sophomore Al-Farouq Aminu], he could have been a top-5 pick and done really well, but he wanted to mature as a person, get better and put in another year of work. He told me halfway through the season he wanted to stay in college. He’s in no rush to jump. He wants to go when he’s ready, and I support him 100 percent.

A little of this, a little of that in Hawks nation - Peachtree Hoops
But the good news is Jeff Teague is doing what he is suppose to do. He is being the best player on the court. It won't translate one to one, but Teague is at least holding up his end of the bargain. The one thing that may translate is this little line from Sekou Smith's twitter, "Teague is really impressive. His quickness is off the charts." You may make more shots against bad competition. You may finish a little easier against borderline 12th man talent. But you are either fast or your not, and without a doubt Jeff Teague is really fast. I can be excited about that.

Cummings basketball star Terrell will transfer - Burlington Times News
More on JTT's transfer to West Charlotte, this time from the perspective of the Burlington crowd. FYI, Terrell's brother already plays at West Charlotte.

ACC Football Preview
Wake Forest, Clemson and Maryland could finish just about anywhere in the Atlantic Division standings this season. Riley Skinner is back for what seems to be his tenth year in Winston-Salem, but Jim Grobe’s most important task will be to replace defensive stars such as Alphonso Smith, Aaron Curry and Stanley Arnoux. Of the four starters back on defense, three are up front with John Russell and Boo Robinson leading the way. The offense should be up to its usual tricks with nine starters back on that side of the ball.

Soccer Insider - Arnoux to England
Wake Forest's Cody Arnoux, an all-American forward who contributed 32 goals and 16 assists the past two seasons, has decided to skip his senior season and sign with an English club, two sources confirmed to the Insider.

Meyer's Mailbag: A closer look at the nation's best
As for Miller's recruitment, Duke and Wake Forest do appear to be the unspoken leaders at this point. His recruitment, however, will truly be a national battle. The in-state schools will have to fend off strong charges from Kentucky, Kansas and other powers.

Top recruit Miller gets a chance to play in front of top programs - USATODAY.com
Wake Forest was the first elite program to call and Miller's D-One teammate, guard J.T. Terrell has already committed to the Demon Deacons. "I was pretty excited, that was my first big school (that showed a real interest), Miller said.

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