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- Journal West
Like all those playing defense for Wake this season, safety Ryan Janvion is used to having to take up for others. Usually it's the Deacons offense -- an offense that has now given up six touchdowns off turnovers -- that needs the cover Janvion is willing to extend.
A scholarship at Wake Forest is worth somewhere in the very ritzy neighborhood of $60,000 a year.
Dave Clawson said at today's gathering to eat chicken and talk football that he has twice this season completely broken down Wake's running game to determine what the Deacons are doing well and what they're not.
Danny Manning, though still a month away from coaching his first game at Wake, is already piling up the victories.
There's a rumbling down near the bottom of ACC basketball that got ever louder with this morning's news that Doral Moore has decided to play his college basketball at Wake.
The date of Oct. 15 -- or thereabouts -- used to be a date that all who loved college basketball would await with breathless anticipation.
The two questions I took away from Wake's 43-3 loss at Florida State today were as follows:
Barring any late development, redshirt junior Brandon Chubb will start at linebacker when Wake plays at No. 1 Florida State on Saturday.
If you've had cause to wonder just how much physical pounding John Wolford can take in his freshman season as Wake's quarterback, you've got company in the office of head coach of the Deacons.
Senior cornerback Kevin Johnson -- widely considered the best player on the team -- didn't see the final 49 minutes and 31 seconds of Wake's 20-10 loss at Louisville in today's ACC opener after being flagged and ejected for what was deemed a targeted hit on a Cardinals' receiver.
If there's ever been a more perfect day for a football game, the memory escapes me.
There were no big surprises from my first opportunity to sit down and talk with quarterback John Wolford after Tuesday's practice.
Until Skip Prosser came along, I always thought Jim Valvano of N.C. State was the funniest coach to ever liven up any post-game ACC press conference.
Let the record show that in Dave Clawson's fourth game as head coach at Wake, the Deacons were a homefield underdog to Army.
Pretty much every football coach I ever covered -- and that's been more than a few them over my four decades at this business -- flatly stated they wanted to get the tight end involved in their team's passing game.
If the best question is the one that elicits the best answer, then my compadre Michael Jennings of 247sports.com won the prize at today's gathering to eat chicken and talk football with Dave Clawson.
Over the nine months spent getting to know Dave Clawson, I've found him to be an engaging, bright and decent person refreshingly forthright and candid for any human being -- much less a football coach. To this point, I've not known him to sugarcoat much of anything.
Dave Clawson, like most football coaches, puts a great emphasis on his Wake Forest team doing all the little things right.
Leniency is a luxury Dave Clawson may never be able to afford while coaching the Wake Forest football team.