After First Three Games Wake Forest Looking Worse, Not Better

Last week after the lost to Louisiana Monroe 19-21, Coach Grobe said, “”It has a lot to do not with what we’re doing but how we’re doing it. We’re a very lethargic offensive football team right now. We have no sense of urgency. This is my fault. This is nobody’s fault but the head coach, when your offense plays like they’re asleep at the wheel. The deal is, a dropped ball is no big deal and a bad throw is no big deal. That’s my fault. I’ve allowed that to happen. The way we’re playing right now offensively and the lack of intensity, it doesn’t matter what we’re doing. We’re just a very lethargic, sloppy offensive football team. That’s me, that’s the head coach. I control my assistants. The assistants coach the kids. I sit there every day in practice and watch it. We’ve got to turn the volume up, and that’s my responsibility.”

In rushing, Wake Forest ranks 106th out of 123, Division 1 college football teams rushing 259 in the last three games. In passing under Tanner Price, the Deacs rank in a three way tie with Ole Miss and Vanderbilt at #41, having 720 yards in the last three games. Dismissal to say the least and it looks like Wake Forest Football has taken a turn for the worst with no sign of getting better.

Those comments from Coach Grobe may be a little too late. Wake Forest has now lost 2 games in a row with their schedule not looking any easier. This week, they travel to Army 1-2, and take on the Black Knights who are coming off a lost against 5th ranked Stanford. Army is averaging 20 points per game through their first three games and is ranked in the top ten nationally in rushing per game with an average of 314 yards. Wake Forest leads the all-time series with the Knights 8-4. Last time these two teams met, Wake handed Army a 49-27 lost.

Wake has got to find a way to get back on track or their season may be over in the next few games, after Army on the road, the Deacs continue to play on the road against an opponent they know very well, the Clemson Tigers, who are ranked #3 going into Thursday’s night game against NC State in Raleigh.

By the time the Demon Deacons return home for Family Weekend to play NC State, the Deacs could be looking at 1-4, and less than half full stadium. Let’s hope Coach Grobe and his staff find a way to get the Demon Deacons back on track. GO Deacs!!!!