With 10 days left before Wake Forest takes the field against Tulane on September 1st, head coach Dave Clawson has named John Wolford the starting quarterback. Clearly Coach Clawson was not persuaded by Rob's article outline why Kendall Hinton should start (LOL).
According to Les Johns at Demon Deacon Digest (Scout), who has done a phenomenal job covering Wake Forest this season, Wolford will get the start, but Kendall Hinton will play as well.
BREAKING: Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson tells us John Wolford will start at QB against Tulane, but Kendall Hinton will play as well.— Les Johns (@Les_Johns) August 22, 2016
Wolford and Kendall Hinton split first team reps throughout fall camp, but after nearly 20 practices and 2 scrimmages, Dave Clawson decided that Wolford was going to be his quarterback. Wolford completed 142 of 234 passing attempts (60.7%) last season for 1,791 yards, 9 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. Wolford also ran for 3 touchdowns.
This decision should allow Wolford to earn more reps in practice, and develop even better timing with the wide receivers and tight ends. With just 10 days prior to the season opener, I believe this is an appropriate time to name the starter. Given that Hinton will also play against Tulane, however, it's quite possible that Clawson continues to play both quarterbacks and evaluates them as the season progresses.
What are your thoughts on Coach Clawson's decision?