ACC Football Daily Links — Looking Back at the Most Successful Class in Wake Forest Football History

Wake Forest Football Demon Deacons Riley Skinner Most Successful Class 2006

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Rise of the Most Successful Class in Wake Forest Football History (Blogger So Dear)

September 9, 2006: What had begun with hopeful uncertainty seven days before had devolved into a feeling of impending doom for most of the 26,071 fans in attendance at the former Groves Stadium. The Deacons, coming off three straight losing seasons under coach Jim Grobe, were staring at a loss to Duke during the second game of the season. For most teams, losing the second game of the season is not a devastating occurrence…

Selection Committee at Core of College Football Playoff Talks (USA Today)

On his way into the board room Tuesday, Bob Bowlsby had a warning for two reporters stationed in the lobby. “This might be a long afternoon,” the Big 12 commissioner said. It was. And when it comes to choosing a selection committee for the four-team College Football Playoff, there are more long afternoons ahead…

Syracuse Quarterback Drew Allen Temporarily Flying Under the Radar on His New Campus (

Drew Allen is standing before the cash register at Shirt World on Marshall Street. Piled on the glass countertop at the back of the store is a collection of T-shirts, shorts and other Syracuse apparel that the transfer quarterback from Oklahoma has picked out as gifts for his family. I’m next to Drew, and the peculiarity of our pairing is striking. He is a 6-foot-5-inch brawny college football player chiseled from life in a weight room…

Virginia Tech’s Struggling Offense Gets a Makeover (Athlon Sports)

Within the first minute after taking the dais to introduce Virginia Tech’s new offensive coaches in January, Frank Beamer made clear his distaste for change, even a change that Hokies fans have requested for years. In 27 years at his alma mater, Beamer has carved out a legacy in college football, one he’s attributed to the consistency of his coaching staff at Virginia Tech…

Delayed Expectations: Look for Pitt Offense to Thrive in 2015… Not 2014 (Cardiac Hill)

For some time, I’ve been pointing to the 2014 season as the one when Pitt could put it all together. I still think that will be a year we see some tangible improvement, but 2015 is looking a lot better to me nowadays – particularly for the offense. The big huge caveat to all of this is that I’m not only taking into account that all of those guys will be contributors, but also that they’ll still be with the program…

Coaching Duke Football a Family Affair for Roper Brothers (Duke Chronicle)

Growing up, Zac Roper would complain to his parents that his older brother Kurt would not let him play in backyard football games. Nearly three decades later, the Roper brothers share the sidelines as members of the Duke coaching staff. Kurt Roper, the Blue Devils’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, and Zac Roper, the team’s special teams coordinator and tight ends coach, grew up around football…

2013 Forecast: Will D.J. Howard Emerge From a Crowded Backfield? (Orange and White)

D.J. Howard just hasn’t had a full season to show what he can do. Going into his third year on the field, he is still very much an unknown. The Alabama native tailback was second only to the departed Mike Bellamy in yards per carry in 2011 (5.6) among running backs, but both shoulder and ankle injuries last season held the rising junior to less carries (35) and only averaging 3.9 on them…

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