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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...


Seahawks Blog | Site seeing: Thursday morning | Seattle Times Newspaper
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."

Football Practice Report No. 6 - WAKE FOREST OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
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.