Dan Collins takes a quick look at the Wake Forest football team and makes a statement that is sure to raise eyebrows (especially those of the Fresh Deacs): "In days to come, I'll be mulling other key questions going into the season. For now, I'll just say that if the defense isn't one of the best in school history than I've missed the boat on a lot of players."
Ron Wellman still tone-deaf to Wake Forest alumni/fans: "The relationship between the Wake Forest athletics department and the Wake Forest fan base has never been quite so acrimonious. The U.S. Route 52 billboard that called for the firings of both athletic director Ron Wellman and coach Jeff Bzdelik earned a lot of attention when it was unveiled this spring, but that was just the latest salvo. In December, when callers to Bzdelik's weekly radio show grew increasingly critical, the show stopped taking direct questions for the first time in host Stan Cotten's 17-year career. At the time, Wellman told longtime Winston-Salem Journal beat reporter Dan Collins he agreed with the change because "callers tend to get on and, rather than asking a question, they preach." In the following weeks, Deacons fans felt newly insulted by Wellman's insistence that smaller crowds at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum were the norm, because the program had "never drawn well in December." Now fans seem as eager to be rid of Wellman -- the longest-tenured athletic director in the ACC (he began in 1992) -- as they are Bzdelik. How did the atmosphere get so toxic? For his part, Wellman refuses to accept the premise."
New Wake Forest Helmets. I usually am a big proponent for the All White uni's but I just can't be a fan of the ones shown.
Welcome back to another installment of the Tier 3 Podcast. This week Lewis and Jim check in on Wake Forest. For thoughtful analysis and opinion on all things Demon Deacon, they turned to Martin Rickman, managing editor of the SB Nation Wake Forest blog, Blogger So Dear. You can follow Martin on Twitter at @MartinRickman.