Dave Clawson met with the media today ahead of the Wake Forest - Boston College game on Saturday. While we were not at the press conference, here is a roundup of the tweets and some additional thoughts on his comments.
Wake coach Dave Clawson on facing Boston College: "This has always been a huge game for us. We are in conference and in division."— Les Johns (@Les_Johns) September 5, 2017
Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson on Saturday's Boston College game: "If we lose the turnover battle this week, we lose the game."— Les Johns (@Les_Johns) September 5, 2017
Clawson on BC: "This is a legitimate top-10 defensive line in the power five, and unfortunately, we play five of the 10."— Les Johns (@Les_Johns) September 5, 2017
The main takeaway from his press conference is that he believes Wake Forest has to play disciplined, mistake-free football to win this ballgame. While this is true of pretty much any football game, it is especially important this weekend given the type of games that Wake and BC typically play.
Boston College has a stout, talented defensive line, which in nearly any other conference would be the best line, but due to the talent up front at State, Clemson, FSU, and even Wake Forest, it will have to settle for “one of the best” in the ACC.
It is pretty clear that Clawson is preparing the team for another low-scoring affair, as the over/under for this game (43) is the lowest of any game on the docket this week.
Clawson also mentioned specifically Anthony Brown, the BC freshman quarterback and noted that Wake Forest liked him and offered him out if high school.
In wrapping up the Prebysterian victory he essentially said what everybody else already knew, Wake Forest had a huge personnel advantage that covered and masked mistakes that could hurt moving forward. The key this week is to address those errors and avoid from having them occur again.