Wake Forest's Dave Clawson talks about continuing the rebuilding process with the Demon Deacons, the importance of protecting the quarterback & experience the team has gained.
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The media predicted the 2016 season would play out much like 2015 did, with the Tigers and Tar Heels meeting in the ACC title game.
Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer
Dave Clawson says two-thirds of high school prospects say they commit to a school because of academics, and Wake Forest's trick is finding the 20% that actually mean it.
Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer
Wake Forest offensive lineman Tyler Hayworth talks about his trademark long hair.
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"Not even close," Dave Clawson says when asked to compare this team to his first two. This Wake Forest team is miles ahead of Clawson's 2014 and '15 teams.
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Wake Forest returns nine starters from the most improved Power 5 offense last season (117.1 more yards per game than 2014). But Dave Clawson, entering his third season, needs more wins. He addresses the media in Charlotte. Live on ESPN3
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Wake Forest has two ACC wins since 2014, but don't be fooled thinking it's reflective of the defense. So the Demon Deacons will sorely miss starting DT Zeek Rodney, who is taking a leave of absence (personal reasons). In 2015, Wake was 33rd among Power 5 teams defending rushes between the guards and 32nd in defensive win probability added. The defense did this with an offense ranking 118th against FBS competition.
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