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Deacon Dump 8/14: Dan Collins features Jonathan Jones; David Glenn interviews Jim Grobe

Happy Friday everyone. Around the ACC, Leonard Hamilton signed a five year deal to FSU and there's a neat story on Miami's Jimmy Graham, but here's some Wake links...

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And I thought I'd pass along some tid-bits from a future story that I'm working on regarding Aaron Curry. In college, he wanted to change his number to a single digit, but coach Jim Grobe has a hard and fast rule that no defenders get single digits, only skill-position players. Well, Curry submitted his name for consideration in the 2008 draft and in the discussions, Grobe said he half-jokingly told Curry that if he returned for his final season, he could wear a single digit. Curry did return, and Grobe -- in passing -- did mention to him that he could have a single-digit jersey if he wanted it. No, Curry said, because all the other linebackers wanted single-digit jerseys, too, and if he got one while they didn't, he just wouldn't feel right about it.

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DG continued his tour around the ACC with Jim Grobe of Wake Forest. Grobe gives us a preview of what his team will look like this upcoming season.

Jones will try to fill big shoes
"I feel like I'm in the best situation I could possibly be in," Jones said. "I know I've had some unfortunate events happen since I've been here, and it's been a long road to get to be the No. 1 linebacker at the SAM position my senior year. But I wouldn't change it for the world. "I got to play behind (Curry) last year, and I learned a lot from him. I'm a really big believer in faith, and I feel like everything happens for a reason. So I feel this is my opportunity to show what I can do, and I feel this is going to pan out very well for me."

Several periods in the second half of practice were spent on 7v7 and 11v11 drills. The 11v11 drill was highlighted by a 50-plus yard touchdown pass from Riley Skinner to Devon Brown.