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Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson announced junior QB John Wolford as starter.

"John Wolford is going to be our starter, and Kendall (Hinton) is going to play too," Clawson said. The coach went on to say the following: "I just think they both deserve to play. Hopefully we can keep them both healthy by doing this. We're making a decision probably because we had to make a decision and let those guys know. We told both of them that they're both going to play." Wolford is No. 13 in school history with 3,828 career passing yards.
Source: Scout
Aug 22 - 8:25 PM

Wake Forest OC Warren Ruggiero indicated that junior RB Isaiah Robinson (leg) might be unable to play in the season-opener against Tulane.

Robinson sat out spring practice due to his leg injury. Now, August camp and beyond is looking decidedly uncertain for the 5-foot-10, 220-pounder. Last season, he rushed for 120 yards (3.1 YPC) and a touchdown in 10 games. "But the good thing is we have a lot of candidates [at running back]," said Ruggiero. "Cade Carney had a great spring and Rocky Reid showed a bunch of improvement and got a bunch of reps. I think [Matt] Colburn has grown up quite a bit from last year and we’ll see."
Aug 3 - 3:34 PM

Wake Forest sophomore RB Tyler Bell will sit out the first two weeks of camp due to an ankle injury.

Bell -- a former three-star recruit -- led the Demon Deacons in rushing as a freshman, slicing his way for 451 yards (3.5 YPC) and a touchdown during the 2015 campaign. OC Warren Ruggiero was optimistic that the 5-foot-11, 215-pounder wouldn't be forced to miss significant time. ""I think he’s good to go for the first game," he said. "But just like with all those other guys, you’ve got to keep your fingers crossed and hope nothing goes wrong as they’re all coming off these injuries." Wake Forest opens August camp at 6 AM on Friday. They will do battle with Tulane on September 1 to kick off their 2016 campaign.
Aug 3 - 12:59 PM

Starting Wake Forest junior DT Zeek Rodney is taking a leave of absence for the 2016 season, but could return in 2017.

Head coach Dave Clawson the defensive tackle "has some personal issues that he is currently addressing." As a whole, Wake Forest produced one of the FBS' worst teams last season, and now they enter 2016 without the defensive tackle who played the most snaps along the defensive line last season.
Source: ESPN
Jul 6 - 11:45 AM

Per ESPN's Matt Fortuna, Wake Forest has not decided on a starting quarterback.

You'd figure junior QB John Wolford has a slight advantage over Kendall Hinton based on experience, but all bets are off in this particular case. Since the pair play vastly different games, HC Dave Clawson may be deciding more upon an offensive identity than a program face in late August.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 7 - 5:37 PM

Wake Forest NT Tylor Harris accepted an invite to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Harris played in just seven games this past season due to a foot injury. The 6-foot-4, 285-pounder didn't even play his first game until September 19, when the Demon Deacons tangled with Army. Ultimately, he finished the 2015 campaign with 16 tackles (1.5 for loss) and 0.5 sacks. Over the summer, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler praised his agility and called him a "handful for interior blockers," but he'll need to check out medically if an NFL team's going to take a chance on him. He failed to play in double-digit games in every season of his college career.
Jan 19 - 8:00 PM

Wake Forest senior P Alex Kinal accepted an invite to attend the Senior Bowl.

Kinal was a team captain who was selected as the fourth team All-America punter by Phil Steele. He led the ACC and finish ninth in the FBS with an average of 41.3 yards. Kinal also dropped 32 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line. The Senior Bowl will be played on Jan. 30, 2016 at Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
Source: Senior Bowl
Jan 6 - 7:00 PM

Wake Forest has suspended redshirt junior DT Josh Banks for the remainder of the season.

No details were given other than Banks violated team rules. The two year starter will be an important loss for the Demon Deacons, who face Notre Dame and C.J. Prosise this weekend.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 12:19:00 PM

Wake Forest redshirt senior ILB Brandon Chubb "has a chance to hear his name called in the later rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Against Lousiville, Chubb "showed outstanding pursuit speed and diagnose skills to cut off ballcarrier angles and time his blitzes to attack gaps at the line of scrimmage before blockers could react," Brugler wrote. The Wake Forest prospect, and cousin to Georgia Bulldog's Nick Chubb, recorded 12 tackles, with one tackle for loss against the Cardinals' offense. The 6-foot-1, 245-pound Chubb has already posted 78 tackles on the season.
Source: CBS Sports
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 03:58:00 PM

Wake Forest sophomore QB John Wolford completed 6-of-18 passes for 131 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions in Friday's 20-19 loss to Louisville.

Wake Forest didn't score in the second half of the game. Wolford opened the season with passing efforts of 323 yards and 373 yards against Elon and Syracuse, respectively, but he hasn't come close to that kind of passing success in any other game this season. On the whole, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound sophomore's thrown for 1,143 yards with an unimpressive 7/8 TD/INT ratio. Backup Kendall Hinton also played in Friday's contest, though he completed just 3-of-12 passes. Both players should continue to see work at quarterback.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 11:24:00 PM

Wake Forest will start sophomore QB John Wolford against Louisville, but freshman Kendall Hinton will play as well.

Wolford was the starter this season before missing huge chunks of multiple games. Neither Hinton nor Wolford have played particularly well this season, with a combined 8 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 10:47:00 AM

Wake Forest freshman QB Kendall Hinton completed 27-of-42 passes for 215 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 24-16 loss to Florida State.

Hinton was starting in place of the injured John Wolford (ankle). In addition to his 215 yards passing, the 6-foot, 185-pound freshman also carried the ball 13 times for 48 yards in the loss. Rivals graded him as a three-star recruit out of high school, as well as the 26th best dual-threat QB in the country. Hinton could see another start next week, depending on how Wolford's ankle progresses.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 07:08:00 PM

Wake Forest redshirt junior WR Jared Crump will miss the 2015 season with a torn ACL.

The injury occurred during practice. He caught 32 passes for 339 yards and a touchdown last season, which accounted for 16 percent of the team's receiving yards. Freshman Steven Claude is expected to see a larger role.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 12:35:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline is "a fan" of Wake Forest redshirt senior ILB Brandon Chubb.

"After having a player selected in the first round last April its quite possible no one from Wake Forest is selected at any point next year," Pauline wrote. "I’m a fan of Brandon Chubb, the nose tackle who projects to inside linebacker. He’s tough, smart and very quick but I struggle to see how he’s anything other than a late seventh round prospect." In fact, Pauline give him an undrafted grade at the moment. The 6-foot-1, 245-pound Chubb had 109 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 3 sacks and two forced fumbles in 2014.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 02:08:00 PM

Wake Forest added CB Devin Gaulden as a graduate transfer.

Gaulden started five games in 2014 as the school's nickelback and played in all 14 contests. Prior to that season, however, Gaulden's 2012 ended with a torn ACL which also kept him out of 2013. Wake Forest just passed first-round pick Kevin Johnson off to the NFL and Gaulden could be in line to help replace him.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 12:19:00 PM


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