With the season about to get rolling, several topics sparked the interest of fans, including the favorite in the league's Coastal Division.
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Wake Forest's offense is improving
The Demon Deacons averaged more than 100 yards per game higher in 2015 than they did the previous season, despite a 3-9 overall record.
David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer
Dave Clawson said Cam Serigne was one of the offseason standouts in the weight room. Serigne had largely served as a receiver his first two seasons at Wake Forest, but Clawson thinks he'll take a lot more reps as an in-line, blocking tight end this year.
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.
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.
Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer
"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.
Watch: Wake Forest's day at ACC Kickoff
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
Five years ago, the ACC's future as a conference looked bleak, but with a television network launching and rights extended 20 years, the ACC's future now looks brighter than ever.
The ACC is again top-heavy, and Clemson and Florida State are legitimate CFP title contenders. But don't sleep on the Coastal division either, especially with Miami on the rise.
The ACC, in partnership with ESPN, is launching its own conference network by August 2019.
Clemson's Watston looks to become a two-time winner
Cook one of eight running backs from ACC on watch list
From crazy road trips to pillow-soft starts to the season to games that leave you wondering how they ever got scheduled in the first place, a look through the 2016 schedule is eye-opening.
Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer
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.
Wake Forest defensive tackle Zeek Rodney is taking a leave of absence this season to address some "personal issues."
Wake Forest vs Tulane Green Wave
BB&T Field - Thu 9/1