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Winston-Salem Journal: My Take On Wake

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

My Take On Wake

Tuesday 11/24/2015
My Take on Wake: A guessing game before the Duke game

A friendly tip for those planning to tailgate in the parking lot of BB&T Field before Saturday's game against Duke.

Monday 11/23/2015
My Take on Wake: Deacs Storm Back to Take Maui by Storm

Paradise, I'm sure, is looking especially idyllic to the Wake basketball team along about now.

Saturday 11/21/2015
My Take on Wake: Deacons Have Another Score to Settle

Wake will have something for Clemson when the Deacons return here to Death Valley in two years. It would be foolhardy to look that far ahead and predict a Wake win, but I'd be willing to bet it will be a far more competitive game than Clemson's 33-13 victory today.

Wednesday 11/18/2015
My Take on Wake: A Trip Before the Trip

The most telling numbers on the box score of Wake's loss to Richmond tonight at Joel Coliseum was not the score (91-82), the number of Deacon turnovers (20) or even the Spiders' field-goal accuracy in the second half (57 percent).

Tuesday 11/17/2015
Williams' Love of Football Pays Off

Hunter Williams is a great Wake story that keeps getting better.

Monday 11/16/2015
Wake Will Rise if Crawford's Shots Fall

Hobe Collins, my father, attended what was then known as Western Carolina Teachers College back in the late 40s on the GI Bill and graduated with a degree in -- of all subjects -- mathematics.

Saturday 11/14/2015
My Take on Wake: A Sign of Things to Come?

Coach Dave Clawson believed in his heart, if not his head, that Wake could pull off the greatest upset in the program's history by knocking off fourth-ranked Notre Dame in South Bend today.

Tuesday 11/10/2015
Exposed Wake Secondary Faces Huge Challenge

The secondary is a primary concern for coach Dave Clawson going into Saturday's challenge of a lifetime at No. 5 Notre Dame.

Friday 11/06/2015
My Take on Wake: Once Again, Coach K Gets His Man

All along I thought there were at least 1,018 reasons Harry Giles, the great hometown hope of Wake Forest, would end up playing his college basketball at Duke.

Friday 10/30/2015
My Take on Wake: A Month to Forget

The best thing Wake can say about the month of October is it's almost over.

Tuesday 10/27/2015
My Take on Wake: Clawson stands behind his plan

Dave Clawson was a man with a plan when he showed up to be Wake's head football coach before the 2014 season. It's a time-tested plan he found to work at Fordham, Richmond and Bowling Green.

Saturday 10/24/2015
My Take on Wake: The Game That Wouldn't End

Picking up where it left off last week at North Carolina, Wake was left to pick up the pieces of a jarring 35-17 loss to N.C. State today at BB&T Field.

Tuesday 10/20/2015
For Those of You Wondering

Something tells me that a reader named Carl Holder of Clemmons is not the only person around who has this question about Wake's running game.

Saturday 10/17/2015
A Sour Taste That Has to Last

Tonight's 50-14 loss at North Carolina, notwithstanding, Dave Clawson clearly has Wake on schedule for a return to relevance in the ACC.

Tuesday 10/13/2015
Clawson Faces His Own Music

Watching the baseball playoffs (go Cubbies) these past few days reminded me of a question my good buddy Foggy T. Roberts once asked.

Saturday 10/10/2015
For Wake, a Win is a Win is a Win

In a season or two when Dave Clawson has Wake back in the thick of things in the ACC -- as I remain convinced he will -- then maybe then he can concern himself with such mundane matters as aesthetics.

Tuesday 10/06/2015
Will Ejiofor Make Long-Awaited Return?

Folks around the Wake program know how badly Coach Dave Clawson wanted defensive end Duke Ejiofor back for last week's game against Florida State.

Saturday 10/03/2015
Gaining Ground Even in Defeat

Brandishing a ground game that was nowhere to be found a year ago, Wake continued to make up ground on its ACC rivals today at wet, wind-swept BB&T Field.

Friday 10/02/2015
A Guessing Game Before the Game

Dave Clawson gets paid to win football games at Wake.

Tuesday 09/29/2015
My Take On Wake: Stirring the Pot

Best I could tell, Coach Dave Clawson was joking around when he accused the assembled media of fomenting a quarterback controversy during our weekly gathering to eat (this week it was pizza) and talk Wake Forest football.