“Et tu, Tommy Elrod?”
Wake Forest football coach Dave Clawson spoke publicly about the scandal that has swallowed any and all talk surrounding the program in recent days. With a bowl game against Temple upcoming, the Demon Deacons coach is hoping to move forward and focus on the rest of the season.
With a scandal as catchy as “WakeyLeaks,” that might be a challenge. Clawson expressed his frustration, citing an unprecedented level of betrayal on the offending party’s part.
Specifically, the coach expressed the overwhelming “betrayal” that he feels.
“I’ve never experienced this level of betrayal in coaching. The big thing is that (the players) were cheated – they were not given a fair chance to compete on multiple occasions, but there’s nothing we can do about it. We found out what happened, we found out who did it, they’re no longer part of our program and now we need to move forward and try to win a bowl game.”
Tommy Elrod, a former assistant coach and player who moved into the broadcast booth after a coaching change at the university, is accused of sharing parts of the Demon Deacon game plan with its opponents.
The investigation began after Wake Forest jumped out to a 12-0 against Louisville, before going on to lose 44-12.
Elrod shared plays with Louisville offensive coordinator Lonnie Galloway, who passed them along to defensive staff members. Elrod and Galloway were assistants at Wake Forest from 2011-12.
Wake Forest is set to play Temple in its bowl game on Dec. 27 at 3.30 pm ET. Expect to see some new plays.
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