Deacon Dump 4/22: Ghee ready for Draft Day, Pope officially hired as Wake assistant

Happy Draft Day! I know it isn't the same because it's just the first round, but there's something I really love about the NFL Draft. I always seem to have a ton of fun. Brandon Ghee will be in the green room this year, presumably more for Friday than today, but I guess you never know... There's a little info on that, a nice read on Lee Bedford (whom Riley interviewed yesterday as well) and some other nice little tidbits. Enjoy.

FayObserver.com - Wake Forest: A change of pace
An 'old' option The Demon Deacons were primarily an option offense when Jim Grobe first arrived as head coach. But Grobe gradually moved away from the option, especially the last four years with a pro-style quarterback in Riley Skinner running the offense. But with Skinner's graduation, Grobe went back to the misdirection, triple-option attack he learned as an assistant under Fisher DeBerry at Air Force. The system utilizes the backs and receivers rushing the ball, which could make junior Devon Brown a dual threat next fall. "He's very similar to Kenny Moore,'' Grobe said, referring to the ex-Deacon receiver now with the NFL's Carolina Panthers.

All five Wake recruits sticking with Bzdelik – ACC Insider - Wilmington Star News - Wilmington, NC - Archive
Jeff Bzdelik has been on the job for less than a week, but already — with a major assist from his inherited staff — he has scored his first victory as Wake Forest’s new basketball coach.

FayObserver.com - Ghee ready for next round of his career
"I've wanted to play in the NFL all my life,'' Ghee said late last week. "Hopefully, my dream will come true Thursday or Friday.

Louis Delmas' friend Brandon Ghee would like to join him with Lions | freep.com | Detroit Free Press
As the Detroit Lions build their secondary around safety Louis Delmas, one prospect would feel comfortable: Wake Forest cornerback Brandon Ghee. "I wouldn’t mind playing with my boy Delmas," Ghee said. "He know he’s crazy, hitting. He’s one of my good friends."

Scout.com: Draft Position Preview: CBs
The depth goes into the third round, which is great news for the Packers, but it’s a flawed group. Wake Forest’s Brandon Ghee (6-0) has all the tools but negligible production with just one interception and no all-conference recognition for his career

Frederick, Spartans Cruise Past ACC Foe Wake Forest, 13-7 | digtriad.com | Triad, NC | Sports News Article
Sophomore Alex Frederick had a career-high five RBI and UNC Greensboro had a season-high six doubles as the Spartans cruised past Wake Forest, 13-7, on Wednesday evening at the Wake Forest Baseball Park.

Scout.com: Evaluation time important
"Wake's (Wake Forest) probably showing the second most attention. I was at Wake last weekend. I got to take a personal tour. They took me down on the field and things like that. Joe Tereshinski (III) and Coach (Brian) Knorr were the coaches that took me on the tour. I really got to know them on a personal level. We probably talked for an hour. They told me they'll be coming to watch me this spring.

Scout.com: Ghee Wiz
While the Jets did add a talented cornerback in the offseason (Antonio Cromartie), Rex Ryan can never have enough good man-to-man cover guys, so Wake Forest speedster Brandon Ghee is on the radar in Round Two. Here is a chat with B-Ghee . . .

A Renewed Focus: Wake Forest golfer suffered a rare disorder that gave him time to look hard at his goals
"I could talk, but I couldn't smile or move anything on my face, and it was just kind of frozen," he said recently. "I had five nights of treatment, and they were really worried it was going to spread to my respiratory system."

Wake Forest's Jeff Bzdelik hires Mark Pope as assistant - NCAA Basketball - SI.com
Pope had served as operations coordinator at Georgia since July. He played at Washington and Kentucky before spending two seasons playing under Bzdelik in the NBA. He was in medical school at Columbia before joining Georgia's staff.

PCA's Heartsill named high school All-American | prattvilleprogress.com | Prattville Progress
Dylan Heartsill, Prattville Christian Academy offensive/defensive lineman, was named to the National Private School Athletic Association's 2009 All-American football team last The NPSAA divides the schools into three divisions. The largest, Division One, is composed of schools such as Shiloh Christian in Springdale, Ark., and Oaks Christian in California.

Bzdelik gets recruiting class to stick with Wake Forest - Campus Rivalry: College Football & Basketball News, Recruiting, Game Picks, and More - USATODAY.com
Last Friday was the first day that coaches were allowed to visit recruits and Bzdelik and his two remaining assistants were hard at work. In a 36-hour span, they visited with all five recruits to ensure that the stellar recruiting class stayed intact.

Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting - Class of 2010 post players scouting report
BEST PASSER 4) Carson Desrosiers High school: Lawrence (Mas.) Central Catholic College choice: Wake Forest Buzz: Combined with his shooting ability, Desrosiers' skilled passing makes him a big-time threat in the high post.

Player Spotlight Brandon Ghee On Location in NYC 4/21/2010 - playerspotlightshow on Blog Talk Radio
Coming off a stellar performance at the NFL Scouting Combine Brandon Ghee is a higher riser as draft day approaches.

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