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Deacon Dump 8/11: AC impresses, Deac football practice heats up


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Good amount of links today, with plenty of coverage on Aaron Curry in Seattle and the Deacs starting up practice in Winston-Salem.  The Baylor game will here before we know it!

Seahawks Insider : Curry shows pass rush skills
“When I’m rushing the passer it’s no-holds barred,” Curry said. “There’s no rules, and I’m relentless when I’m going to get the quarterback, so there’s no telling how it happened.”

Harris torn between three schools > Palmetto Sports Recruiting News
6-9 Damontre Harris of Fayetteville, NC has a top five of USC, Wake Forest, Maryland, Florida and VCU. And from those five, he says he's looking the hardest at USC, Wake Forest and Florida. "It's tough," he said. "They are real close. I talked to coach Horn (USC) Saturday. He was just telling me how good I played (in Orlando), and he wants me to come down and visit the campus." Harris said the Gamecocks continue to recruit him the hardest. He said Florida offered him after the AAU tournament in Orlando. Harris plans to make some official visits to his finalists, and he's hoping to make a decision before his season.

"Some of the young guys found out what it's like to rush against Chris DeGeare and some of the big offensive linemen," laughed Grobe. "That was fun."

Ex-Wake Forest star trying to catch on with Panthers -
Moore spent much of the summer in the Triad area – catching passes from Wake Forest quarterback Riley Skinner and working out with former Deacons and Panthers receiver Ricky Proehl at Proehl's sports and fitness center in Greensboro. “That was a great experience,” said Moore. “Any time you can work with a guy who's been in the (NFL) for 17 years, it's going to help. He's a great teacher. And us Wake Forest guys have to stick together.”

Wake Forest suffers defensive-line loss
When the Deacons emerged from the locker room yesterday afternoon for their first practice of the season, Carter was not among them. Coach Jim Grobe said Thursday that Carter had not made sufficient academic progress under NCAA guidelines to remain eligible.

ACC power rankings - ESPN
Wake Forest -- This is my darkhorse candidate in the Atlantic Division (last year it was Maryland). The offense is in place. The defensive line is in place. It's the linebackers and secondary that remain a question mark. You can't go wrong with the winningest quarterback in school history, but replacing those defensive playmakers will take time.

Clemson looks to complete trio with Beasley - The Post and Courier
TE Neil Basford (6-5, 235) of Jacksonville, Fla., made an unofficial visit to USC on Saturday with his father. Basford was given a tour and met with tight ends coach Jeep Hunter, recruiter Steve Spurrier Jr. and head coach Steve Spurrier. Basford is down to USC, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Florida State. The Gamecocks and Demon Deacons are tied for the lead.

John Werner: Wake Forest game vital to Baylor football's bowl hopes

Lighter Curry says he's feeling like a defensive back
"I want to be in that 247 range. That's when I feel like a (defensive back)," he said. "Last year I was around 250, but my junior season when I had all those interceptions returned to the house, I was weighing 247 or 248. "That's where I feel my best. That's where I feel like an LT and Ed Reed mix."

Wake's Walker talks overly impressive game