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Deacon Dump 9/9: Deacs look to recover and look forward to Stanford

Middle of the week always means forgetting about the week before. We've had a few days to soak up the loss and move past it. Now it is time to look towards Stanford. Look for a game preview similar to the one we had last week unless anyone had complaints. The Deacs have a lot of questions to answer, and hopefully they are addressing them during practice this week. Onto the links...

Stanford football: Grading the week | College Sports Hotline
I expect the Deacons, who have a first-rate coach in Jim Grobe, to play much better this week. And the early kickoff and (presumed) humidity make it a difficult assignment for Stanford. But you have to like the Cardinal’s chances for a 2-0 start.

Wake's Russell reflects on disappointing loss to Baylor (video)

Wake Forest receiver takes part in rushing attack, too | Burlington Times News
"I played running back all my life until I got here," Brown said. "But I’m a receiver." Wake Forest put its receivers to use as ball carriers, installing a part of the offense that has worked well in the past. "We want to incorporate some of our running game with our wide receivers," coach Jim Grobe said Tuesday as the team looked ahead toward Saturday afternoon’s game against visiting Stanford.

Grobe plans no changes in Deacons' lineup
Three players he mentioned as needing to play more were defensive tackle Ramon Booi and linebackers Joey Ehrmann and Scott Betros. All are redshirt freshmen. Booi is listed as second team behind senior Boo Robinson, Ehrmann is listed as second team behind junior Hunter Haynes, and Betros has not cracked the two-deep depth chart.

Stanford football's Matt Kopa out 6-8 weeks
All things were not good coming out of Stanford’s 39-13 win over Washington State this past weekend. Starting right tackle Matt Kopa broke a metatarsal bone in his left foot and will require surgery. The senior is expected to miss 6-8 weeks recovering.

My Take on Wake - Accounting for Saturday’s Head Count |
Steve Shutt, Wake Forest’s director of media relations, said that the attendance Saturday was actually 30,958. The number given Saturday was a mistake stemming from a scanner problem at BB&T Field. In recent years, Wake has scanned all the tickets for the permanent seats and guesstimated Deacon Hill at 3,500 to come up with the total. This year the plan was to scan the tickets for Deacon Hill as well to come up with a more precise count. Tickets for the hill were scanned, and those charged with determining the final attendance thought those tickets had been accounted for. As it turned out, there was a malfunction in the scanner and the Deacon Hill tickets were not included. Hence the incorrect original annoucement.

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.