The Crazy Story Of A Spy Infiltrating Wake Forest Football And Giving Gameplans To Opponents

12.13.16 3 years ago 2 Comments

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College football is fantastic. College football also has the propensity to get very weird and, on Tuesday, news broke that would qualify as unparalleled.

In mid-November, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons were throttled by the Louisville Cardinals by a final score of 44-12 and, in the aftermath of that game, Wake head coach Dave Clawson wasn’t terribly happy. In addition to probably being disappointed in his team, Clawson posited that there was a possibility that Louisville gained access to his team’s game plan at some point prior to the game and that, of course, would not be an ideal situation.

Since that point, the controversy (or what was left of it) largely vanished from the popular consciousness, but Tuesday’s revelation from the Wake Forest athletic department placed it firmly in the minds of football fans across the country. In short, a former Wake Forest assistant coach named Tommy Elrod, who also happens to be the team’s current (now former) radio color analyst, apparently leaked information for years, with the inclusion of the 2016 game against Louisville.

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