- Journal West
The subject of gamesmanship came up at today's first gathering of the season to eat chicken and talk football and Coach Dave Clawson tried hard -- but in vain -- not to smile.
A really sharp nephew of mine, Ward Collins, had the path to a football coaching career all laid out for him.
All the hours spent in August at the wall watching practice gives us wall birds plenty of time to solve all the world's problems.
Decisions are being made these days in the Pruitt Center wing of the Manchester Athletics Building at Wake Forest concerning the Deacons' depth chart coming out of Sunday's scrimmage.
There are days you just hate to be right.
As many times as I've been warned to be careful what I wish for, it's just a hard lesson to learn.
The news flash from this morning's practice is that Brandon Chubb, Marquel Lee and Hunter Williams will start for Wake at linebacker.
After he experienced so many rough days a season ago, it was nice to see offensive coordinator Warren Ruggiero of Wake Forest have a good one today at the Deacons' first scrimmage of preseason at BB&T Field.
At first glance -- and perhaps even second, third, fourth and fifth -- Dave Clawson and I share little in common.
There have been times over the years I've had to quick-step it along the sidelines of a football field to keep from getting trampled by a 250-pound tight end trying to catch a down-and-out thrown over his head.
Of all the holes Dave Clawson must fill in his second season as Wake's head football coach, the deepest is at cornerback.
As one who hates going to bed almost as much as I despise getting up early the next morning, Thursday promises to be a challenge.
So let the guessing games begin.
Mike Buddie's star kept rising at Wake until he disappeared out of sight.
The beach was really, really nice. Being with my family was even better.
Who knows when, where or how, but somewhere along the way the notion that Georgia Tech was a private institution got stuck in the gray matter between my ears. And there that piece of erroneous information remained, dormant and as far as I know harmless until exploding in a piece I wrote for the Journal about how College Baseball's Diamond is tilted against private schools.
In college baseball as in almost all of life, you get what you pay for.
Kevin Johnson is living, breathing and -- ever since last night -- smiling proof that what happens to us in life is not as important as how we deal with it.
If you thought John Wolford was impressive last season as a freshman quarterback, as did I, we apparently have only seen the half of it.
From the results of the interview, it was easy to see that Danny Manning's last concern was impressing the bearded, grizzled sportswriter sitting across the desk in his office Thursday morning asking him all kinds of questions about the state of the Wake basketball program.