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Wake Forest holds their weekly media day where, as Dan Collins puts it, they "eat chicken and talk football". Interesting stuff all-around to hear from the players and Coach Grobe.
Coming off of a 49-37 win against the Army Black Knights, Riley Haynes, Michael Campanaro, Nikita Whitlock, and head coach Jim Grobe sat down to talk with the media on Tuesday morning.
As always, all the tweets come from the official Wake Forest Football twitter account
Nikita on his injury:
Nikita Whitlock: They said 3-6 weeks when I got injured, but when I'm hurt, I never do the minimum. I think I'll be back this week— Wake Forest Football (@Wake_FB) September 25, 2012
Whitlock: Yesterday was my first day running in two weeks, so I've lost some endurance, but I'd like to be able to take 60% of the reps.— Wake Forest Football (@Wake_FB) September 25, 2012
Michael Camapanaro on the running game and the Wake Forest offense:
Camp: I played running back my whole life until I got to Wake, so I loved carrying the ball— Wake Forest Football (@Wake_FB) September 25, 2012
Camp: If our running game continues to go that well, it really opens up things for the passing game— Wake Forest Football (@Wake_FB) September 25, 2012
Camp: I feel very comfortable in our offense. I think our offensive coaching staff does a great job every week with our game plan— Wake Forest Football (@Wake_FB) September 25, 2012
Riley Haynes on the difficulty of stopping Army's offense:
Haynes: We see the mistakes that we made (last week), but its an Army offense that leads the country. It's hard to stop— Wake Forest Football (@Wake_FB) September 25, 2012
Coach Grobe's thoughts on the Army game and the upcoming Duke game
Grobe: This is a great Duke football team on both sides of the ball. It's going to be a challenge for us— Wake Forest Football (@Wake_FB) September 25, 2012
Grobe: I think we're going to have to score a lot of points, these guys are really good offensively. Their defense dominated Memphis too— Wake Forest Football (@Wake_FB) September 25, 2012
Grobe: Nikita has been out for awhile and its hard to come back. We'll see how it goes, I have my doubts that he'll be playing a lot— Wake Forest Football (@Wake_FB) September 25, 2012
Grobe: I'm an old defensive coach, so this past Saturday against Army is about as miserable as I've ever been— Wake Forest Football (@Wake_FB) September 25, 2012
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"I think he'd rather play linebacker than be the punter, which is kind of cool,'' Grobe said with a grin. "I think with his Australian Rules background, he'd like to be out there mixing it up. I look at him at different times during practice, and he's watching the inside drill, and he's watching the team stuff. And you can kind of tell there's a little pull, that he'd like to be in there doing more.'' Grobe's intuition, Kinal said, is correct. "I would enjoy doing it,'' Kinal said. "There's nothing wrong with going out and hitting someone. It would be fun.''
Week 5 upset watch - ACC Blog - ESPN
2. Duke at Wake Forest: The Blue Devils have lost 12 straight to Wake Forest. Twelve straight. The tables have to turn eventually, right? At 3-1, Duke is off to its best start since 2008, but the Blue Devils haven’t faced a conference opponent yet. The series with Wake Forest has been one of the most heartbreaking for Duke because the games have been so close in recent years. The Blue Devils haven't reached the postseason since 1994, and this is only the second time since then that they have won three of their first four.
Duke (3-1) at Wake Forest (3-1). If the Blue Devils have any designs on making a bowl game for the first time since 1994, they are going to have to find a way to beat Wake Forest. That has not been an easy thing for this team to do. The Deacs have won 12 straight, matching the longest streak by either team in the long-running series. Duke nearly broke that streak last year in a wild see-saw game that saw momentum start with Wake Forest, and then swing to Duke. The Blue Devils bounced back from a 17-0 deficit to take a 23-17 lead in the fourth quarter. But Tanner Price threw a 66-yard touchdown pass to Chris Givens with 6:52 to lift Wake Forest to a 24-23 win in Durham.