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Deacon Dump 1/22: Staring down the Cavs

Gameday tomorrow. Coming off their back-to-back road games, the Deacs are back in Winston to take on Virginia, 3-0 in conference. This is a pivotal game for the Deacs as they continue the gauntlet portion of their schedule. A win here would move the Demon Deacons to 4-2 in conference and put them theoretically 4-5 wins away from an NCAA Tournament berth. But the future is just that, the future, so the main focus of course is a win over Tony Bennett's boys. 

How Wall got away -
"I have no desire to talk to, to be involved with, to visit, to contemplate in any shape, form or fashion John Wall going to play for Roy Williams. Zero," Clifton said. Three remain for Florida DE

"I'm still considering Wake Forest, Mississippi State, and North Carolina," he said. "I've already visited North Carolina and Wake and I should be going to Mississippi State this weekend.

"Hoosiers announce future football games | The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Indiana has signed on to play a series against Missouri (2013 and 2014) and Bowling Green (2013, 2014 and 2017). IU has also reached a home-and-home agreement to play Wake Forest in 2015 and 2016. 


My Take on Wake - Warming Up for Tomorrow’s Chat |
"The biggest thing for Ty Walker is God blessed him with size and skill. His challenge is from the neck up.‘’ On Walker spending time on the Scout team preparing the Deacons for the upcoming team: "What I told Ty was, I think it’s much better for his development if he’s going against Chas (McFarland) and Tony (Woods) and David (Weaver) every day, instead of in a 10-minute clip in practice, getting three minutes. He agrees. He has accepted that.‘’


My Take on Wake - Gaudio: Deacons Bask at Their Own Peril |
"I said to them after the game last night `We were fortunate that we were able to win against Carolina tonight. But we’ve got make sure that Carolina doesn’t beat us on Saturday,’’ – referencing we’re looking backwards. "And I think a big challenge for these guys—and I told them today too—I got all the positive text messages, everybody patting us on the back. Those people all mean well, but right now those people are distracting us from what we need to do, and that’s worry about Virginia.‘’


ACC's teams of the decade - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN
10. Wake Forest 2006 (11-3) – The Deacs won the ACC's Atlantic Division title, defeated Georgia Tech 9-6 in the ACC Championship game and advanced to the FedEx Orange Bowl – the first BCS bowl game in school history. Wake Forest won a school-record 11 games and ACC Rookie of the Year Riley Skinner led the conference in passing efficiency (139.6). The ACC championship was Wake Forest's first since 1970 and its second-ever ACC title. Sam Swank set an ACC single-season record for most 50-yard field goals with five.