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Deacon Dump 7/13: Football recruiting heats up, ACC needs to renegotiate TV football contract

ACC forced to play catch-up in negotiating TV deal -
One of the forces behind the Atlantic Coast Conference's decision in 2003 to expand was the conference's desire to increase its television revenue, which in turn would increase the bank accounts of its member institutions.

The Daily Citizen, Dalton, GA - Adam Krohn: Hawks upgrade roster
In terms of luck, this summer’s draft was guard-heavy, allowing Atlanta to select promising prospect Jeff Teague of Wake Forest with the 19th overall pick. Had Teague, who left the Demon Deacons after his sophomore season, stayed in college one year, the 6-foot-2-inch guard may have been a lottery pick in the 2010 draft. All of a sudden, the guard position — previously considered a weakness due to a series of past draft blunders I’m sure you’ve read about eight billion times before — is now one of the team’s strengths.

Mack, mom connect with Clemson - Tigers - The State
USC is one of the favorites with defensive back Ricardo Allen (5-10, 176) of Daytona Beach, Fla., along with Wake Forest, Purdue and Michigan. He’s also getting interest from Florida State and Miami. He plans to visit USC.

Walker Sports: ACC Atlantic Division Preview " Gridiron Goddess
Last season the Demon Deacons found success thanks to the efforts of their defense. Then again, what team would not have success with Aaron Curry anchoring their unit. Now Curry has moved and so have the rest of his running mates. What the Wake Forest defense does have this year is talent, what they are lacking is game time experience. The 2009 season will be a true test to Jim Grobe’s philosophy of redshirting all freshmen and allowing them to mature. At the end of the day, a majority of the time the Demon Deacons will be playing 22 year old men against 18 year old boys.

Preseason mags: Duke and Maryland? Maybe next year - ESPN