Wake Forest 2011

Wake Forest 2010 Statistics

(ACC) The Demon Deacons play on an artificial field (FieldTurf) at BB&T Field (seats 31,500).

  • Jim Grobe in his 11th year as head coach at Wake Forest.  And last year was the worst of his ten years.  Grobe claims that inexperience was a factor in last year’s 3-9 result,

    Head Coach Jim Grobe

    last year we were a soft group of freshmen, and now we’re just a crusty group of sophomores.”   They ended up suffering a 9-game losing streak in the middle of the season.

  • Last year they had to place Wake Forest’s career passing leader Riley Skinner at quarterback and as a result they had one of the worst passing offenses in the nation in 2010. Obviously, the offense took a big dip, especially from going from an experienced, accurate passer to a four-way battle for a starter.  The constant changes definitely hurt, but true freshman Tanner Price took the majority of the snaps.  He is known for the speed of his throws and comes in this year with the most experience, which will help with inaccuracy and mistakes typical of a first year starter who is new to the system.
  • The offensive line returns four starters plus other lettermen with experience. This will help signficiantly.
  • On their offensive philosophy:  Grobe said his offense has to be “multiple because the Deacons do not recruit to a system. They try to find the best players and then craft an offense to fit them.
  • This year the plan is to redshirt players until they have more physical

    Running Back Josh Harris

    maturity, which has worked for Grobe in the past. He doesn’t want them to play right away but did say they would play if they are good enough.  This year they are hoping that a more experienced offensive line will help talented running back Josh Harris even more.

  • Defense returns nine starters, which should help improve what was one of the worst defenses in the country in 2010. They need to improve in every category:  rushing, passing, passing efficiency, scoring and total defense.
  • New 3-4 defense. Defensive end Kyle Wilber is moving to outside linebacker.
  • Possibly the best name in football.  One of the top recruits and a freshman defensive end:  Godspower Offor. And if Gods-Power can gain some mass, his quickness could help him play right away.

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  1. […] Wake Forest v. Syracuse.  Syracuse made some big strides under head coach Doug Marrone last year and had their first winning record (8-5) since 2001.  This will be the third year in the system under Marrone and watch quarterback Ryan Nassib to see how his accuracy and consistency is.  The big concern is completion percentage, which he will need to improve to help this team.  Defense was the strength of this team, but just 5 starters return.  Wake Forest had just a 3-9 record last year with having to replace so many starters and use underclassmen.  This year they are in a much better situation.  It will be interesting to see how they adjust to their new 3-4 defensive scheme. […]