Wake Forest will host the #4 Clemson Tigers this Saturday at 7 p.m. The Deacs led the #5 Louisville Cardinals 12-10 after 3 quarters this past Saturday night before getting blown out in the 4th quarter. What changes were made to the depth chart this week in anticipation of the matchup against Clemson?
The good news is that Josh Harris and Ty Hayworth return to the lineup after both messing the game against Louisville. On the defensive side, however, it’s a different story. Clemson has an exceptional passing game and Wake Forest is going to be short-handed when they try to defend it. Wake Forest is not listing Ryan Janvion, Cameron Glenn, or Traveon Redd on the depth chart, which means that Dez Wortham, a converted running back, will be the backup at both safety positions. I’m anticipating that Josh Okonye and Jessie Bates will play the vast majority of snaps on defense. Unfortunately I think that the group will probably wear down into the second half, and being just a step slow could be very costly.
In addition to the depth chart, hear what Coach Clawson had to say about this past Saturday’s game against Louisville and the upcoming contest against Clemson.