Miles Overton @MilesOverton
WANT TO THANK EVERYONE AT WAKE FOR ACCEPTING ME INTO THE FAMILY. AND I CAN'T WAIT TO BE A DEMON DEACON! #GODEACS
Very soon, this site is going to look a lot different. It's more than just the new logo that we showed you a little while back. All of the SBNation team/school/conference sites are going to go through their biggest changes since SBN itself has existed. It's going to be awesome.
This post is fairly image-heavy, so I'm packing it all after the jump so as not to slow down the home page. The images aren't of our site specifically; we were given sample images from various sites around the network to show off so you don't have to suffer through my subpar screenshotting technique. Just imagine these have our new logo and colors.
Follow along to see what the changes are going to look like.
"I remember when I was at the Air Force Academy coaching defense, I mean sometimes we’d have 38 to 40 minutes of possession time,’’ Grobe recalled. "We spent most of the game just drinking Gatorade on the sideline, laughing and giggling and watching the offense go 3 (yards), 4, 5, 3, 4, you know, and the clock is just spinning. And we’re just over there watching the game go by, happy as clams.’‘
Football Team: I swear to God, these guys won the ACC one year. The moon was in retrograde or something and the Demon Deacons beat Georgia Tech 9-6 in the worst ever non-El Paso football game. Normally these guys are Continental Tire Bowl or bust.
College Town: Winston-Salem, a city built with cigarette money so you might run into Don Draper's ghost if you go there.
Representative Fan: @MartinRickman because he's a Cleveland fan too and the sadness applies to everyone he covers.
#4 Wake Forest.
Like North Carolina, the Deamon Deacs will be counting on a first year player in Codi Miller-McIntyre to run the show in 2012-13. Miller-McIntyre (rated as high as the #9 PG nationally coming out of high school), is a wiry strong 6'2 point, who is an excellent finisher at the rim. While he may need some to time to develop before bringing back memories of former Wake great Chris Paul, the 6'2 Miller-McIntyre should be one of the better true point guards in the conference this season. Backing him up will be 6'3 sophomore Chase Fischer. Fischer lacks the ideal floor game of a premier point, but is an improving shooter who can knock down shots from long range.
Wake Forest freshman forward Devin Thomas had minor knee surgery on Tuesday afternoon. Thomas is expected to miss 4-6 weeks but make a full recovery for the 2012-13 season.
The arthroscopic procedure cleaned up loose fragments in Thomas' knee. The procedure was performed at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center by team physician Dr. David Martin.
"This was a routine procedure to remove some loose cartilage fragments from Devin's knee," said Martin. "We wanted to be proactive with this to get him ready for the season."
"The guy that could really and truly do it is Devin Bolling,'' Grobe said. "I hate to say that, because he's going to have to really get intense and start blowing some snot bubbles to be the guy, but if he did he's got all the talent we need to be that guy. The talent's all there.
"And he's an older guy, and that would keep us looking at the younger guys to give us some reps, but not have to be main guys.
C.J. Harris, a rising senior, initially reacted with disbelief when told he was part of the eye candy.
"Really?" said Harris, who was hanging out on a campus quad waiting for class to begin. "You know what? Looking around, everyone is pretty well-dressed, so I'm not surprised. But you don't see people going to class in sweat pants. But as far as physical features? I don't pay much attention to the guys."
But I've learned to assume that Wake is probably going to produce more than I think they are going to. And with playmakers like Tanner Price, Josh Harris, Michael Campanaro, Whitlock, Justin Jackson, Mike Olson, Merrill Noel, etc., there's a decent chance that the Deacs will be disruptive enough to steal six wins somewhere. And as long as that's enough for Wake fans, then it's enough for me, too.
Codi Miller-McIntyre, #79, 6’2 PG, Hargrave Military (Charlotte, NC)
Miller-McIntyre will probably be handed the reins to the Demon Deacons’ offense, and I think he’ll do OK. I’d expect him to score a little more efficiently, though I do think turnovers could be a problem early on.