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Morning Link Dump 2/6

All is quiet right now. There's still two more days until the Deacs play BC. That's a lot of time to sit and think about it. And a lot of time for writers to discuss Wake Forest. Lots of news, and a couple interesting signing day profiles of individual recruits from their local papers. As always, let me know if you ever see a link that should be added to the dump. I'd love tips.

The OGB ended up writing an article about Dino the Dinosaur. I should have written it a couple weeks ago like I wanted to, but I think the reporter did a pretty good job with it.

As WakeJake already quoted, strange to see Lenox Rawlings as the voice of reason, but he calls everyone, Duke and Wake alike, to step away from the ledge.

Teague's been nominated for the Cousy Award. There are a lot of great players on that list.

Luke Winn of gives his mid-season report.

As always, Dan Collins has some good stuff on his blog. If you haven't done this already, make it a daily stop.

The Baltimore Sun gives their take on the halfway point too.

LinksLifeGolf has a terrific interview with Wake Forest golf coach Jerry Haas about Webb Simpson. This is a great read. Webb might be hot right now, but Haas has been saying this stuff about him for years. I had the privilege of covering the golf team for two years and speaking with Coach Haas on a regular basis and he one heck of a coach and an unbelievably great man. Webb's not too shabby himself. On that note, here's a video interview of Webb too.

Offensive line prospect Kalon Davis will be attending Wake Forest's junior day. According to, Davis is also considering Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Clemson, UNC and UAB. That's a pretty good list. At 6'5", 320, he'd be a big-time prospect for 2010.

Signing day stories about Deacon recruits Matt Muncy and Quan Rucker.

Let's give Clemson a little love. Hopefully all the media attention after their win over Duke won't crash them like it did another team.

Mike Solarte says all is right with the world and the ACC is the best basketball conference again.

Bill Cole from the Winston-Salem Journal has his ACC Notebook.

J.P. Giglo of the News and Record says matchups matter in the ACC.

John Dell says the Deacs are searching for momentum.

Clark Kellogg still puts Wake in his final four caliber teams.

The Wall Street Journal tells us that the state of North Carolina owns college basketball.