Deacon Dump 11.811

Today we've got a lot of different stuff. We take a look ahead to the huge game at Clemson on Saturday, and turn to our friends at Shakin the Southland for a depth chart analysis.

We also have some women's basketball, volleyball, women's soccer, and men's soccer links for y'all to take a look at!

Enjoy!

 

Shakin The Southland - For Clemson Tigers Fans
In this article we'll look at the Defensive Back participation charts. While Clemson plays a 4-3 base, we're almost never in a 4-3 set, and against most opponents we spend a majority of the game in a Nickel 4-2-5 and an occasional Dime set.  In the Nickel, we use 2 LBs (Mac and Money), and there is no requirement that the Money be a true LB (Gilchrist often played the Money). Occasionally, against a strong passing squad, you'll see the FS or SS used there

 

2011 Clemson vs. Wake Forest Depth Chart Recruited Talent Analysis - Shakin The Southland
Again, Clemson has better RECRUITED talent than its opponent. The Tigers are nearly a full star better on average on offense, 0.8 stars on average better on defense, and 1.13 stars on average better on Special Teams, and 0.9 stars superior on average overall.  Clearly Clemson has killed it in terms of recruited talent when compared to our ACC foes from Winston Salem.

 

Deacons Take Care Of Tusculum 65-40 In Exhibition Finale - WAKE FOREST OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
Senior Secily Ray scored 10 points to lead the Wake Forest women's basketball team past Tusculum 65-40 Monday night at the Joel Coliseum. The game was the exhibition final tune-up for the Demon Deacons before opening the regular season next Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Click through the jump for more links about the Deacs!

 

Oakland Faces No. 1 Wake Forest in NCAA Opening Round - Oakland University Official Athletic Site
The Oakland women's soccer team (10-10-1) will face Wake Forest (14-3-4) in the opening round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament, as announced during the NCAA Selection Show on Monday. The two teams will play on Friday at 7 p.m. at the W. Dennie Spry Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. "With the new format, the NCAA has decided to move teams around the country," said Oakland head coach Nick O'Shea. "We are going to have to spend some time quickly taking a look at Wake Forest. I am sure the players are excited about traveling to North Carolina and we are all looking forward to the game."

 

Men's Soccer to Open ACC Tournament Against Familiar Postseason Foe - WAKE FOREST OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
No. 5 Wake Forest will meet the fourth-seeded University of Virginia in the ACC Tournament Quarterfinals on Tuesday, Nov. 8 for a second straight season as the Demon Deacons enter on a season-high four match unbeaten streak. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. in Charlottesville, Va. The winner will advance to play in Cary, N.C. on Friday, Nov. 11 in the ACC Tournament semifinals at WakeMed Soccer Park, which will be televised nationally via ESPN3. The 2011 ACC Championship will kick off Sunday, Nov. 13 at noon and will be televised on ESPNU.

 

Danae Rosendall Named ACC Freshman of the Week - WAKE FOREST OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
- Wake Forest setter Danae Rosendall has been named ACC Volleyball Freshman of the Week for the week of Oct. 31 - Nov. 6, as announced by the conference office on Monday. This marks the second time this season that Rosendall has earned the award, as she was also named ACC Freshman of the Week on September 19.

 

 

Demon Deacons in charge of own fate against Clemson
And now Wake has a chance to either lose to another good team, or put a twist on the college football season nobody is expecting outside of a collection of young men from North Carolina's Triad region. "I know we'll be ready," said Deacons tailback Brandon Pendergrass. "We've just got to bounce back, look at ourselves in the mirror, find out what we did wrong, correct our mistakes and go back to work (this week)."

 

Wake Forest Review: Doing the Right Thing - One Foot Down
Notre Dame came into the game against Wake Forest missing a pair of three years starters at defensive end.  In their place, two highly-touted freshmen saw significant minutes.  No matter how many stars Rivals gave them out of high school, there's always going to be a drop-off when going from seniors to freshmen. Maybe not surprisingly, Notre Dame struggled defensively early in the game.  The Demon Deacons put up 17 points and over 200 yards of offense in the first half.  But in the second half, the defense tightened up and pitched a shutout, allowing only 90 yards.

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