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Deacon Dump 10/28: Hodgepodge of links

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I want there to be a theme every day with links, so when a day like today comes along and there's just a little bit of everything, all I can really say is...go to it.

PG Smith looks to keep Wake among ACC's elite -
"I've always been a joking, nice guy, and I always will be," Smith said. "But I don't think I've had that fine line when it comes to seriousness and joking around. I'll still smile and laugh and do all that, but I want to bring more of a serious approach to the team."

Lower draft picks could wind up as top of NBA's rookie class -
Barry likes the possibilities of point guard Jeff Teague (No. 19) with the Atlanta Hawks. He averaged 12.1 points and 4.3 assists. "I don't know how much of an opportunity he'll get playing behind Mike Bibby and Jamal Crawford," Barry said. "But he's been excellent. I think he's better suited to the pro game than college."

Wake Forest looks to rediscover offense | forest, looks, offense - ACC Football - Burlington Times News
Wake Forest went on a two-game road swing and the Demon Deacons certainly have been considerate of their fans back home. Those fans missed seeing only touchdown from their team. "It’s a slump and it’s about to change," tight end Cameron Ford said Tuesday. "It makes us really motivated to score. I think we’re really ready to show what we can do."

Deacs finally getting healthy
Defensive end Kyle Wilber, linebacker Hunter Haynes and running back Kevin Harris are all practicing this week to play against Miami Saturday. Trainer Don Steelman said before yesterday's practice that both Wilber and Haynes are still questionable, but mentioned that both would probably at least try to play. Harris, barring any setback, will be available.

The Associated Press: Former coach Odom now Maui Invitational chairman
Former Wake Forest and South Carolina coach Dave Odom is the new chairman of the EA Sports Maui Invitational. Odon was chosen Tuesday to succeed former Big East commissioner Dave Gavitt and run the eight-team invitational celebrating its 26th anniversary next month.

Ex-Wake Forest receiver guilty of statutory rape - WMC-TV: News, Weather, Traffic, Radar, and Sports for Memphis, TN; |
Former Wake Forest University wide receiver Willie Idlette has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to statutory rape in a case that involves a student at Chattanooga's Baylor School where Idlette worked.

Logo for Skip Prosser Classic Unveiled - WAKE FOREST OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
The logo will be used in all promotional and merchandising items for the event. Wake Forest and Xavier will also wear the logo as a patch on their respective uniforms during the game. The Demon Deacons and Musketeers agreed in February on a 10-year series beginning in 2009-10 that will be known as the Skip Prosser Classic. The series will be a tribute to Prosser, who was the head coach at Xavier from 1994-2001 and at Wake Forest from 2001 until his death in 2007.

Hurricanes looking to start new streak against Wake Forest --

Miami Hurricanes have plenty to fix before taking on Wake Forest

Bone's Three Assists Lead No. 2 Wake Forest to 4-1 Win against Davidson - WAKE FOREST OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
Wake Forest junior midfielder Corben Bone tied a career high with three assists and four different players scored a goal as the second-ranked Demon Deacons defeated Davidson 4-1 on a rainy Tuesday night at Spry Stadium.

My Take on Wake - Everyone Wants To Know: Where Did Wake’s Offense Go? |
"We’re always trying to design a plan that will give Riley a chance to be successful. That’s always a concern. If you’re not good offensively and you’ve got a good quarterback, as coaches we look at ourselves first and then we look at the supporting cast. And in some cases we maybe expect too much out of Riley. I think sometimes you think he’s going to go out and be perfect, and that’s not going to happen for anybody.‘

Duke, UNC share ACC preseason favorite honors : : Greensboro & the Triad's most trusted source for local news and analysis
Did head coach Dino Gaudio deserve all the criticism he got after Wake Forest's one-and-done performances at last season's ACC and NCAA tournaments? "Absolutely not," Smith said. "It absolutely wasn't fair. I might be biased, but I feel like coach Gaudio is one of the best coaches in the ACC. Hopefully, this year as a team we can prove it."

American Chronicle | Duke, UNC Wear ACC Tie
"I think it's really wide open," Demon Deacons coach Dino Gaudio said. "I think anybody could win this league, and I don't think that's just coach-speak. All of us have lost some important pieces to the puzzle to the league or graduation."

Tech vs. Vandy: Johnson vs. Johnson  |
Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe, who has coached against both men and will match wits with Paul Johnson again Nov. 7, is a fan of both. "First off, they're good people," Grobe said. "Not only have they had success on the field, but they're good guys. And you know when you face either of them, you know you're going to face a very well-prepared team, on offense, defense and in the kicking game." D-One Sports Combine Recap
J.T. Terrell, SG- By now, readers know the drill when it comes to the future Demon Deacon. An explosive one on one (and even one on two) scorer, Terrell puts defenders on their heels with his patented hesitation dribble and crossover before exploding into deep jumpers. He’s added some bulk making him an even better finisher around the rim. Looking ahead, learning to become a little more economical with his dribbling and how to use screens to his advantage will make him a more complete player and even more dangerous weapon.

Melvin Tabb, PF- Headed to Wake Forest with Terrell, Tabb has been doing some work in the weight room and looks great from a physical standpoint. Big guys kind of get lost in workout settings like the combine, but he still set screens, got on the glass and did a solid job of scoring the ball. Sometimes, big guys will really force things due to a lack of touches but Tabb managed to avoid falling into that trap.