ACC: Wake Forest Demon Deacons
This week is starting to look a lot like the week leading up to signing day. Four of the country’s premier ESPN 300 prospects committed Tuesday and a handful more will make decisions in the coming week.
Naturally, it has caused a few shakeups, so here is a breakdown of the updated class rankings, and how it affects the ACC.
Trending up: Once again this distinction belongs to Florida State after two commitments last week and another one Wednesday with junior college lineman Kareem Are (Fort Scott, Kan./Fort Scott CC) deciding Wednesday morning The Noles have added two juco linemen over the last 10 days; Chad Mavety (Garden City, N.Y./Nassau) pledged to the Noles Dec. 9. Three-star Brock Ruble (Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha Catholic) also joined the offensive line class with a commitment Friday. As for the rest of the class, things still look good to flip ESPN 300 running back Dalvin Cook (Miami/ Central) and landing five-star cornerback Marlon Humphrey (Hoover, Ala./Hoover). There is still a chance for No. 1 cornerback Adoree' Jackson and No. 1 receiver Malachi Dupre (River Ridge, La./John Curtis), too.
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- Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris says no schools have reached out to him yet.
- Wake Forest has added a head coach to its offensive staff.
- Dave Clawson and Kevin Higgins have known each other for a while.
- Jameis Winston has earned the Heisman Trophy, but can he continue to live up to it?
- Virginia Tech is trying to bolster its quarterback position for the future.
- Syracuse grad Sean Keeley managed to capture the Christmas spirit and combine it with a bowl game.
- Maryland cornerback Dexter McDougle had an award named in his honor.
- Virginia Tech had an ACC championship defense this season, says coordinator Bud Foster.
- The ACC produced a few memorable moments in 2013.
- The conference also had a few fab freshmen this year.
“I am extremely excited that Kevin Higgins has accepted our offer to join our football staff at Wake Forest,” coach Dave Clawson said in a prepared statement. “Kevin has wealth of football knowledge gained as a head coach and also through his experience in the NFL as a quarterbacks and wide receivers coach. He will be a great addition to our staff.”
From the release:
Higgins compiled a 99-83-1 record in 16 years as a head coach. He was the head coach for seven seasons at Lehigh from 1994-2000, leading the Mountain Hawks to 56-25-1 record and three appearances in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
In his final three seasons at Lehigh, Higgins posted a 34-4 record and won or shared three consecutive Patriot League titles. He led the Mountain Hawks to undefeated regular seasons in 1998 and 2000. Higgins was named the Patriot League Coach of the Year in 1995, 1998 and 2000.
In nine seasons at The Citadel, Higgins posted a 43-58 record. In 2012, he led the Bulldogs to a 7-4 record and was named the Southern Conference Coach of the Year. Higgins took The Citadel to a top 10 national ranking in 2012, the first time the school had been ranked in the top 10 in 20 years. He ranks third all-time in wins at The Citadel.
A native of Emerson, NJ, Higgins began his collegiate coaching career in 1981 as an assistant at Gettysburg. After four years he became an assistant at Richmond before joining Lehigh as an assistant in 1988. After six seasons he was elevated to head coach and led Lehigh from 1994 through 2000.
Higgins became the quarterbacks coach for the Detroit Lions in 2001 and moved over to coach receivers in 2004 before joining The Citadel.
Clawson and Higgins were both assistant coaches at Lehigh in 1993. When Higgins was promoted to head coach for the 1994 season, he elevated Clawson to offensive coordinator from running backs coach.
- Yours truly talked all things ACC on Thursday.
- Boston College's Andre Williams talks to ESPN The Magazine's Adam K. Moussa.
- As Ohio State readies to face Clemson, the Big Ten school's tradition suffers in the state of South Carolina, Gene Sapakoff writes in the (Charleston) Post & Courier.
- Duke's physicality was on display in the ACC title game, Daniel Carp writes in the Duke Chronicle.
- AL.com's Jon Solomon takes a closer look at Jameis Winston in the first of a five-part series.
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Ken Sugiura gives five possible explanations for why Georgia Tech safety Jemea Thomas did not receive all-conference honors.
- Maryland will not receive bowl distribution revenue from the ACC, Alex Prewitt writes in the Washington Post.
- Miami coach Al Golden is this year's winner of the Lombardi Award for Excellence in Coaching, Christy Cabrera Chirinos writes in the (South Florida) Sun-Sentinel.
- Be careful in the Belk Bowl, North Carolina.
- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Sam Werner has reaction from Aaron Donald on his big night in Florida.
- The (Syracuse) Post-Standard's Nate Mink looks at whether the bowl game can be a momentum-builder for Terrel Hunt going into next season.
- SBNation's Dan Rubenstein gives three reasons to look forward to Virginia Tech's matchup with UCLA in the Hyundai Sun Bowl.
- The gang at Blogger So Dear looks at Wake Forest's hire of Dave Clawson.
Also, teams are making visits to prospects and the Canes are battling for two wide receivers.
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Trending up: It is time for Florida State to make its move, although it will be somewhat difficult with the staff preoccupied with a national title game. With the No. 6 class in the rankings, Florida State has fallen some from its former spot atop the rankings, but the Seminoles have some of the country’s elite prospects among its final targets. They landed that target on Monday with Chad Mavety (Garden City, N.Y./Nassau), the No. 8 juco player nationally. The Noles will be getting four-star OT Frank Ragnow (Victoria, Minn./Chanhassen) to officially visit this weekend, and FSU was thought to be the leader in November when Ragnow originally planned to visit. If the Noles finish off the 2013 season with a national title, expect a small recruiting run before signing day and then a 2015 class that will challenge the SEC (or let’s be honest, Alabama) for the country’s No. 1 class.
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- Colleague Mark Schlabach ranks every bowl game, with Clemson's tilt against Ohio State coming in No. 2 behind the title game.
- AthlonSports unveils its All-ACC teams and conference awards.
- Boston College's Andre Williams has gone from his own book to the college record books, Mark Blaudschun writes in USA Today.
- The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News' David Jones explains why Duke's David Cutcliffe is his coach of the year.
- The Washington Post's Kent Babb looks at how Heisman Trophy winners have handled their hardware, including former Florida State quarterback Charlie Ward.
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Ken Sugiura takes a deeper look at Georgia Tech's recent schedules.
- Maryland AD Kevin Anderson is confident his school will break even on the Military Bowl, Alex Prewitt writes in the Washington Post.
- The (Syracuse) Post-Standard's Nate Mink looks at whether Orange fans will travel well to Houston for the Texas Bowl against Minnesota.
- Virginia Tech will be facing the latest Lott IMPACT Trophy winner in UCLA's Anthony Barr.
- New coach Dave Clawson is ready to rebuild Wake Forest, Lauren Brownlow writes on FoxSportsCarolinas.com.
1. Florida State (13-0, 8-0 ACC; LW: No. 1): The Seminoles started slow in the first quarter, but eventually cruised to a 45-7 win over Coastal Division champ Duke. Quarterback Jameis Winston won the game’s MVP award and was named a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. The next challenge for FSU will be stopping Auburn’s run game in the Vizio BCS National Championship.
2. Clemson (10-2, 7-1; LW: No. 2): The Tigers will play Ohio State in the Discover Orange Bowl, not a bad consolation prize for the No. 2 team in the ACC this year. Clemson could use a win to help its fans forget its last appearance in the Orange Bowl as well as a dreadful performance in a fifth straight loss to SEC rival South Carolina.
3. Duke (10-3, 6-2; LW: No. 3): The Blue Devils have nothing to be ashamed of after the loss to Florida State, as they held the Noles scoreless for a quarter and were simply overmatched like every other team on FSU’s schedule. Duke still earned a spot in the prestigious Chick-fil-A Bowl and will have a chance at another marquee win in a matchup against Texas A&M.
4. Virginia Tech (8-4, 5-3; LW: No. 4): The Hokies had a respectable season, but it was still far below their expectations and those of their fans. With losses to Boston College, Duke and Maryland, Virginia Tech’s hopes of returning to the ACC title game were out of its control. The program will get another shot to finish the season on an impressive note, as it will face a tough UCLA team in the Sun Bowl.
5. Miami (9-3, 5-3; LW: No. 5): The Hurricanes were a tough team to judge this year, but they remain a work in progress and drew one of the league’s most interesting bowl matchups, facing Louisville in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Quarterbacks Stephen Morris and Teddy Bridgewater will be the main storyline as the Canes aim for a 10-win season.
6. Georgia Tech (7-5, 5-3; LW: No. 6): The Yellow Jackets squandered a 20-point lead in a loss to rival Georgia, but will get another chance at the SEC when they face Ole Miss in the Music City Bowl. The Rebels’ offense has struggled in the past two games, while Georgia Tech is looking to build on its bowl success after last year’s win over USC snapped a seven-game bowl losing streak.
7. North Carolina (6-6, 4-4; LW: No. 7): The Tar Heels are thrilled at their opportunity to return to a bowl game after serving a one-year postseason ban last year because of NCAA sanctions. They’ll face Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl, a great chance for coach Larry Fedora to showcase the program to in-state recruits. This will be UNC’s fourth appearance in the Belk Bowl, but the program is looking for its first win there.
8. Syracuse (6-6, 4-4; LW: No. 8): The Orange beat Boston College 34-31 in the regular-season finale to become bowl eligible in the first year under coach Scott Shafer, but Syracuse has already struck out twice against the Big Ten and Minnesota is playing well. Generating offense isn’t going to get any easier against the Golden Gophers’ stingy defense.
9. Boston College (7-5, 4-4; LW: No. 9): Despite his injury in the Syracuse game, running back Andre Williams was named a finalist for the prestigious Heisman Trophy. Williams is the second player in school history to travel to New York for the Heisman Trophy announcement, joining former Eagles quarterback Doug Flutie. Williams and the Eagles will get an interesting matchup against Arizona in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl.
10. Maryland (7-5, 3-5; LW: No. 10): The Terps get a virtual home game against Marshall, as they will travel to nearby Annapolis for the Military Bowl -- their final game as members of the ACC before moving to the Big Ten. It’s going to be a good test for Maryland, as Marshall won the C-USA East title and seven of its last eight regular-season games.
11. Pitt (6-6, 3-5; LW: No. 11): Pitt lost four of its final six games and barely snuck past Syracuse to become bowl eligible with just one game remaining. The Panthers will face a successful 10-win Bowling Green team that just won its first MAC championship in 21 years and has the nation’s No. 5 scoring defense at 14.8 points per game. Bowling Green is in transition, however, as coach Dave Clawson is leaving to take the Wake Forest job. Speaking of the Deacs …
12. Wake Forest (4-8, 2-6; LW: No. 12): After five straight losing seasons, coach Jim Grobe has resigned. The Deacs ended the season with five straight losses, and ahead of only NC State in the Atlantic Division standings. On Monday afternoon, the university officially announced Clawson as its next head coach.
13. NC State (3-9, 0-8; LW: No. 13): First-year coach Dave Doeren knew it would be a bumpy ride, but not even he could foresee the amount of injuries to key players that would contribute to a winless record in the ACC. Doeren said there are plenty of positives to look forward to, and the team is ready to move forward with transfer Jacoby Brissett as its new starting quarterback.
14. Virginia (2-10, 0-8; LW: No. 14): Coach Mike London is hitting the recruiting trail hard, as he should after a winless season in ACC play. The quarterback position continues to be an issue, and the staff overhaul that was made last offseason didn’t translate in the win column.
Clawson mentioned Stanford.
He mentioned Northwestern.
He did not mention Duke, probably a conscious snub given Wake’s proximity to and rivalry with the school. But he really did not need to give a shout out to the Blue Devils to make his point. Wake Forest aspires to be where Duke is. Scratch that. Wake Forest aspires to be where it once was, before Duke came along in 2013 and became the academic school from the ACC to take all the headlines.
Before Duke, there was Wake Forest in 2006. The Deacs have not won a conference championship since then. Despite his best efforts year in and year out, coach Jim Grobe could not quite find the same formula that got Wake atop the ACC. Duke, meanwhile, made a larger investment in its football program and reaped the benefits, making the ACC championship game one week ago.
Status quo could not remain in Winston-Salem, not with Duke on the rise. Grobe resigned last week after 13 seasons, saying he felt a fresh focus was needed. Now in comes Clawson, another import into the ACC from the MAC. Clawson interviewed for the job after his Bowling Green team won the MAC championship and agreed to terms in short order.
The challenge is daunting, given the state of the Atlantic Division (see: Florida State and Clemson), its size as the smallest among the BCS schools, and its high academic standing. But as Grobe showed, winning at Wake Forest is not impossible.
Clawson brings a track record that gives athletic director Ron Wellman encouragement in this regard and made him the obvious choice. Before landing at Bowling Green, Clawson succeeded at smaller, private academic schools. He took an awful Fordham team to 19 combined victories during his final two years (2002-03) -- the most victories there in consecutive seasons since 1918-19
Then at Richmond, he led the Spiders to the biggest two-year turnaround in program history, taking a 3-8 team in 2004 to 9-4 and an NCAA playoff berth the next year.
Those two experiences, perhaps more than his stint at Bowling Green, shows Clawson is up for the job. One other key point to remember about the time Clawson spent at Richmond -- he heavily recruited the Charlotte area and spoke at length on this topic Tuesday, specifically mentioning NFL players he coached at Richmond from the Charlotte area.
There will be those who question the hire, especially when you consider Clawson was on the hot seat at Bowling Green after posting back-to-back losing seasons in 2010 and 2011. But Bowling Green rebounded to win the MAC title this year, upsetting heavily favored Northern Illinois -- the program that sent Dave Doeren to NC State, another Wake Forest rival.
Clawson cautioned that program building takes time, but the expectation is to win and win as soon as possible. He studied from Wake Forest when he was at Richmond, looking for clues to how to find football success at academic schools. Clawson mentioned this, and praised Grobe, underscoring how big the shoes are to fill.
The facts are there to see plainly. Clawson has won everywhere. Now the question is whether he can win at Wake Forest, a school with its own unique set of challenges, now looking up at a resurgent Duke program.
“If you set your goal anything lower than being a champion, you're setting the standard too low,” Clawson said. “It’s going to take work. I believe wholeheartedly that can be done at Wake Forest. We will work relentlessly to that goal until it's accomplished.”
DE Harold Landry (Fayetteville, N.C./Pine Forest)
6-foot-3, 230 pounds
Boston College is close to done for 2014, and coach Steve Addazio is looking toward taking the next big recruiting jump with the 2015 class. However, the Eagles' 2014 class would be dealt a devastating blow if he cannot hold on to Landry, No. 30 among defensive ends nationally and the second-highest-rated commit in BC's class. Reports in mid-October had Landry decommitting from the Eagles, but it was only for a short while. He made amends with the staff quickly and rejoined BC. But now coaches are coming through schools and homes, so BC will have its work cut out once again.
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The Falcons (9-3) won the MAC's East Division and beat Northern Illinois 47-27 on Friday night for the MAC championship. Clawson would replace Jim Grobe, who resigned Dec. 2 after five straight losing seasons, including a 4-8 campaign this year.
Wake Forest is still in the process of identifying and hiring a new coach as its 2014 recruiting class remains in flux. The Seminoles are heading to the national championship game and could be in for a big recruiting finish.
Meanwhile, a couple of very important visits and new offers to younger recruits went out in the ACC over the past week.
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We start with a difference of opinion on who should play in the BCS national title game.
Hans in Winter Haven, Fla., writes: Notre Dame went undefeated with a lame schedule last year and this year we have Ohio State with the 53rd rated schedule toughness and FSU with 70th in schedule toughness but now 42nd with Duke on schedule. How many undefeated teams in the NFL won the Super Bowl? In other words when are reporters actually going to talk about what if Auburn played FSU's schedule or maybe Alabama playing Ohio State's schedule then who would be undefeated at the end of the year? An undefeated team playing lesser opponents and getting into final two is a joke. Thank goodness for some sort of playoffs next year because Alabama or Auburn would kill FSU and beat overrated OSU. Complete bias and horrible voting. The two best teams are Auburn and Alabama with Missouri not far behind.
Andrea Adelson writes: Where should I begin? First, college football is not the NFL so there is no need to even compare or talk about the records of teams in the Super Bowl. They have a playoff. College football does not yet. Second, what purpose would it serve to imagine Alabama hypothetically playing another conference's schedule and vice versa? These teams cannot up and flip conferences. Florida State and Ohio State must play the schedules laid out in front of them. It is an impossibility to switch them into the SEC just to see how it would play out. Also, we are talking about two legitimate conferences here, not the Sun Belt and the MAC. I am completely dumbfounded as to why only an unbeaten run in the SEC should be celebrated in college football. What makes you believe Auburn, with two fluke wins and several others that came down to the final possession, would beat Florida State? Because they are in a superior conference? That is hogwash. It should matter when you WIN all your games. Auburn should not get a mulligan for losing by two touchdowns to a three-loss team that almost lost to Arkansas (winless in SEC play).
Adam in Nashville, Tenn., writes: "Winning all your games in a power conference should be good enough for a shot at a national championship."Tell that to the '04 Auburn team.
Adelson writes: I felt bad for Auburn that year. But guess what? Two undefeated teams made it in ahead of the Tigers. This year, a one-loss Auburn team is asking to move ahead of an unbeaten squad. Not the same.
Greg in Newark, Ohio, writes: Thank you for putting together a well thought out article that gives a viewpoint of why FSU and OSU should get the chance to play for the NC provided they win.
Adelson writes: Thanks, Greg. I will reiterate: going unbeaten matters.
Jason in Atlanta writes: Am I correct in assuming that bowls must select 7-5 teams over 6-6 teams? So my Jackets (and BC and Maryland) are safe, right?Thanks!
Ryan in Clemson writes: Hey Andrea, I saw that you had Miami in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl, however I thought there was a rule that would force them to pick Duke. The "Boston College" rule or something like that. I'm probably just remembering the rule wrong, but I was wondering if you could explain it? Thanks and have a great day!
Adelson writes: Let me answer Jason and Ryan at the same time. There is only one rule requirement in the bowl selection process: the one-win rule. Using the conference records of each team, if a bowl passes on a team with the best available league record, it can only choose another team within one conference win. So for example, if a bowl passes on a team that went 5-3 in league play, it could only choose another team that went 4-4. In the case of the Chick-Fil-A Bowl, Miami would be an eligible candidate. We kept the Hurricanes there based on a better potential national matchup vs. the SEC. Either Clemson, Miami or Duke will play in that game, depending on what happens with the Discover Orange Bowl.
Adam Kessler in Charlotte, N.C., writes: Thank you for your incredible profile of Coach Grobe. I was at Wake during probably the best 4 years of sports imaginable (2004 - 2008), and Coach Grobe was an absolute standout. I am so glad you were able to share his Wake Forest legacy with the rest of the country with your wonderful article. In a time filled with coaching scandals, recruiting violations, and testy media relationships, Coach Grobe always did things the right way. I think our fan base agrees with his decision to step down, and while we're sad he's leaving, we're excited to have (hopefully) some new life in our football program. Thanks again!
Adelson: I know I speak for Heather when I say we are going to miss talking to Coach Grobe dearly. One of the nicest coaches I have ever had the privilege of knowing.
Vern in Atlanta writes: Andrea: I just saw the "All-ACC" team. All I can say is WOW. The No. 1 scoring defense and No. 1 pass defense (FSU) has only ONE player listed on the "first team" (Lamarcus Joyner). Moreover, the placekicker from FSU has only missed one kick -- all year -- and he's second-team" Who selects the "all-ACC" team - a Florida Gator cheerleader???
Adelson: Very funny, Vern. The team you referenced was selected by 65 voting members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. I do not have a vote and neither does Heather. I understand why Florida State fans were upset, but there are other players in this league who had outstanding seasons. I only had issues at two spots: I would have had Telvin Smith and Christian Jones in at linebacker. Timmy Jernigan could have made it in over Nikita Whitlock at defensive tackle. You can also make the case for Roberto Aguayo at kicker, but Nate Freese made all 18 of his attempts, including two 50-yarders. Aguayo obviously got many more opportunities to score points because he was on a far better offensive team. I did not think that choice was as egregious, even though Aguayo is the Groza finalist over Freese. Let us also remember Florida State had 17 total selections to lead everyone. The coaches will come out with their own team next Wednesday, so we can compare then.
- Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde has plenty of fan reaction to Thursday's Jameis Winston news. Dan Wetzel says that Willie Meggs' clumsy attempt at humor undermined the gravity of the situation.
- USA Today's Dan Wolken says that Winston and the Florida State community quickly got back to football following Thursday's announcement.
- Here is a rundown of Andre Williams' ESPN car-wash Thursday.
- Clemson's juniors can soon check out their draft stock, Aaron Brenner writes in the (Charleston) Post & Courier.
- Justin Breen has a great profile of Duke guard Laken Tomlinson, who moved from Jamaica to Chicago when he was 10.
- The Macon (Ga.) Telegraph's Bill Shanks says that Paul Johnson's Georgia Tech program has stagnated.
- Maryland has put together a rather hilarious video about its future bowl experience.
- Miami quarterback Stephen Morris has accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game, Christy Cabrera Chirinos writes in the (South Florida) Sun-Sentinel.
- NC State running back Shadrach Thornton is suspended from the team indefinitely after being named a suspect in a sexual battery case, Joe Giglio and Andrew Kenney write in the (Raleigh) News & Observer.
- Here is a funny Q&A that Paul Chryst took part in with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
- The (Syracuse) Post-Standard's Nate Mink looks at some of the Orange's potential bowl destinations.
- The (Newport News) Daily Press' David Teel wonders if Virginia Tech's defense was slighted in the all-ACC voting.
- The (Raleigh) News & Observer issued an editorial Thursday on how much Wake Forest will miss Jim Grobe.
A trio of Florida State receivers are poised to make history, writes the Tallahassee Democrat.
FSU backup quarterback Jacob Coker earned a standing ovation at Tuesday’s practice -- the first he’d attended since knee surgery, writes the Orlando Sentinel.
A run of good health has played a pivotal role in Duke’s dream season, writes the Raleigh News & Observer.
The Blue Devils say they’re ready to shock the world in Saturday’s ACC Championship Game, writes the Charlotte Observer.
The Winston-Salem Journal sees plenty of parallels between Wake Forest’s all-time best coaches in football and basketball.
Clemson’s Chad Morris is being mentioned as a possible successor to Jim Grobe at Wake Forest, writes The State.
The Hyundai Sun Bowl looks like the logical destination for Virginia Tech, writes the Roanoke Times.
Meanwhile, Kendall Fuller became the first Virginia Tech player to win ACC defensive rookie-of-the-year honors, writes the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Boston College great Doug Flutie puts Auburn’s shocking Iron Bowl win into historic context, writes the Boston Herald.
Miami will open practice to the public as it preps for bowl season, writes the Sun-Sentinel.
Syracuse is already making its pitch for a bowl bid in what could be an overcrowded ACC field, writes The Post-Standard.
Georgia Tech looks to be the frontrunner to land a transfer from Notre Dame, writes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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