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Winston-Salem Journal: My Take On Wake

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

My Take On Wake

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.

Saturday 09/26/2015
When Better Is Not Good Enough for Wake

The toughest lesson for Wake in today's 31-24 loss to Indiana is that better is not always good enough.

Tuesday 09/22/2015
Talking Music and Football Over Barbeque

Time has beat me up my whole life. I live in mortal fear -- for reasons, really, that have more to do with me than those I work for -- of showing up late for a game or a press conference.

Sunday 09/20/2015
My Take On Wake: R.I.P. Riley LaRue

The most anticipated newborn I can ever remember coming along was Riley LaRue.

Saturday 09/19/2015
My Take On Wake: Getting it Done the Hard Way

Wake, one of the youngest teams in college football, acted its age throughout today's game at Army.

Tuesday 09/15/2015
Clawson Not Accepting the Unacceptable

Dave Clawson's message to Cortez Lewis for the costly unsportsmanlike penalty in Saturday's 30-17 at Syracuse could be distilled into one word.

Saturday 09/12/2015
New Team, Same Result

If nothing else, Wake proved it's a more talented football team today.

Wednesday 09/09/2015
Whitlock Still Proving People Wrong

Nikita Whitlock was never one to tell what he couldn't do.

Tuesday 09/08/2015
Wake Rush Lacking Edge Without Ejiofor

Dave Clawson, by nature, is not one to make a rush to judgment.

Thursday 09/03/2015
Wake's Youth Well-Served Against Elon

The temptation -- to which I am obviously too weak not to succumb -- is to describe Wake's euphoria over tonight's 41-3 victory against Elon as a sugar high, one sure to wear off as soon as the Deacons reach the meat-and-spuds portion of their schedule.

Tuesday 09/01/2015
Three Still in Running at Running Back

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.

Monday 08/31/2015
A Tight Fraternity

A really sharp nephew of mine, Ward Collins, had the path to a football coaching career all laid out for him.

Friday 08/28/2015
When, Oh When, Will Deacs Start to Win?

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.

Tuesday 08/25/2015
Let the (Guessing) Games Begin

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.

Sunday 08/23/2015
A Season Over Before It Began

There are days you just hate to be right.

Wednesday 08/19/2015
With Crump Down, Who Steps Up?

As many times as I've been warned to be careful what I wish for, it's just a hard lesson to learn.

Monday 08/17/2015
Solidifying the Starting Lineup

The news flash from this morning's practice is that Brandon Chubb, Marquel Lee and Hunter Williams will start for Wake at linebacker.

Saturday 08/15/2015
Nothing Offensive About Wake's Offense

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.