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Deacon Dump 9/8

The game last night between FSU and Miami was an instant classic.  Both offenses looked very impressive while the defenses obviously struggled quite a bit.  Hopefully Wake's corners develop quickly before these two teams come to BB&T field.  Not too many stories of interest today, but it is important to note that Chas McFarland of the Deacon basketball team broke his right hand in a pickup game and will be on the shelf for a few weeks.  Nothing too serious though.

ACC Power Rankings: Week 1 - ACC - ESPN
8. Wake Forest (0-1) -- The Deacs hurt themselves with four turnovers in their loss to Baylor, but it’s important to realize that Baylor is a much improved team from a year ago. Still, more was expected from quarterback Riley Skinner, who threw three interceptions, and the defense still has some questions to answer.

ACC's top recruiting closers - ESPN
TIE: 5. Jim Grobe, Wake Forest/Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech: The Deacs have started a pipeline into the talent-rich state of Florida, and hit the heart of it in Pahokee. Recruiting coordinator Ray McCartney and the staff have done a great job of finding smart players with good character who can still win. Beamer and his staff evaluate the same way Tommy Tuberville did at Auburn. Some are great players, but most are good players whom they develop into great players.

ACC Football Leads the Nation in Irrelevance - washingtonpost.com

Metro - Saints sign rookie linebacker Arnoux, place him on injured reserve
METAIRIE, La. - The New Orleans Saints have signed rookie linebacker Stanley Arnoux to a four-year contract and placed him on injured reserve. He will miss the 2009 season.

100% Cotten - Liking the Deacs

Wake Forest Men's Soccer Notebook: September 7
Austin da Luz Named to Top Drawer Soccer's Team of the Week: Senior midfielder Austin da Luz was named to Top Drawer Soccer's Team of the Week after his performance during the first week of the regular season.