Deacon Dump 9/18: ACC quarterbacks feeling the pressure, Jeff Teague says he's a YouTube legend

After a slightly surprising game last night between Miami and GT, we follow up with a very diverse group of links today--definitely read the Peahead article, nice anecdote from Dan Collins about Barrett McMillan, who I can attest is one of the funniest guys I've ever met. Analysts are absolutely loving Aaron Curry right now. So, read up and get ready for Saturday.

Crabtree would do well to emulate Seahawks' Curry | PressDemocrat.com | The Press Democrat | Santa Rosa, CA
"I trusted him (Sullivan) to do what was right, and what was best for me and my family," Curry said in a conference call with Bay Area reporters. "It was hard for me to be out for those few days." The brief contract impasse was not a major setback for Curry, he said. It took him only several days to catch up to his teammates during training camp. He had the benefit of learning the defensive scheme while taking part in the Seahawks' organized team activities and minicamps during the offseason. "I don't think it set me back too much," Curry said. "The only hard thing is not getting the reps. When the X's and O's are moving, you learn faster."

Quarterbacks have been rattled by pressure - College Sports - News & Observer
But their roles were significantly elevated entering this season. Or as Skinner put it in the preseason: "The stakes are higher for all of us this season. We all want to be the go-to guy on our teams, which means taking on a lot of persoal responsibility." In sports, responsibility is just another word for pressure.

Men's soccer team to raise money for fight against cancer
■ The Wake Forest's men's soccer team has a key ACC match at 7 p.m. today against Virginia and also will be trying to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. The Deacons again will honor Genna Wiley, the wife of former trainer Steve Wiley. She died of breast cancer in 2007, three days after the Deacons won the NCAA Championship. Wake Forest players will wear pink game jerseys, and spectators will have the chance to bid on them. Wake Forest raised more than $13,000 last year from the jersey auction and fans' donations. Tickets cost $6.

Givens is giving Deacons offense
"Some people they backed off, and came back, and backed off," Givens recalled. "But Wake never backed off. That's what really stood out to me at the time. "It's hard to find that kind of commitment, and once I found it, the decision became easy for me."

Peahead: Coach is tied to Elon, WFU

My Take on Wake - McMillin: Can’t Keep a Good Man Down | JournalNow.com
Coach Jim Grobe made a point in this week’s press conference of praising McMillin and the way he had dealt with his demotion. So it wasn’t a big surprise when the depth chart for the Elon game was released listing McMillin as the starting right guard. Griffin has bumped down to right tackle, and is expected to start in place of senior Joe Birdsong.

Jeff Teague interview - InsideHoops.com
Teague: I think I became a YouTube legend off my dunk against Maryland. I had a pretty good dunk against Maryland. I guess that's one of my highlights. But my biggest thing is probably the opportunity to play professional basketball.

Deacons’ win boosts confidence " Old Gold & Black
"Defensively, in the first half, we were playing pattycake," Head Coach, Jim Grobe said.

Week 3 predictions - ACC - ESPN
Wake Forest 24, Elon 17: This game will probably be a little too close for comfort until the second half, but if the Deacs are lucky, they won’t have to receive the wrath of Jim Grobe this weekend at halftime. The Phoenix will try to win with its passing game and disrupt a young secondary still coming together.

Introducing: Tom Walter " Old Gold & Black
"Originally I chose Wake because it was in the ACC, and the ACC, the past few years, has been the best baseball conference in the country," Walter said. "Once I started to look into the university and just find out what a great school it is, once I got on campus and saw what a great campus it is and what a family environment it is here, and what a unique and special place Wake Forest is, I became really excited about it."

Scouts' views: Beware of Curry; 49ers a dark horse - Dennis Dillon - NFL - Sporting News
2. If there's one rookie who could set the league on fire, it's Seahawks LB Aaron Curry. He plays hard, he plays fast and he plays with intensity. He's physical, and he's not intimidated by veteran players.

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