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Wake Forest football: Dave Clawson has big expectations after successful spring

After an 11-3 campaign in 2021, Wake Forest football might be here to stay with an experienced team going into 2022. There is a lot of buzz around campus, particularly during the spring sessions for the Demon Deacons. Head coach Dave Clawson took notice of the fan attendance and the excitement surrounding the team. After witnessing his team’s success last season and the support around the program over the last month, Clawson set a high benchmark for 2022.
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Fundraiser for former Lehigh football coach Andy Coen planned for Feb. 18 with coaches Kevin Higgins and Dave Clawson coming back to campus

Former Whitehall High and Lehigh University quarterback Nick Shafnisky calls his former Mountain Hawks coach Andy Coen “One of the greatest men I’ve ever met and I genuinely mean that.” Shafnisky said Coen is a guy who “when he spoke, you just listened and you never questioned what he said. He had that kind of respect from his players. He was just a great mentor and a second dad to a lot of ...
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Know Your Foe: Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson

As a Player: There isn’t much known about Clawson’s early years. He graduated from Lewiston-Porter High School in Youngstown, NY in 1985. The school is located up toward the Canadian border, near the famed Niagara Falls. Clawson was a defensive standout and co-captain on the football team, and he was later named to the school’s Hall of Fame in 1994. He was also a starting guard and co-captain on the school’s basketball squad, which won a league championship during his tenure. Coincidentally, Clawson reached out to Wake Forest to see if they were interested in his football skills, but opted for Williams College when the Demon Deacons didn’t reciprocate his interest. Clawson reportedly played football and basketball at Williams, graduating with a degree in political economy in 1989.
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Gator Bowl: Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson sets deadline for team to receive word of replacement for Texas A&M

Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson told reporters Wednesday the Demon Deacons football program needs word of a replacement opponent by Friday for the team to commit to playing in the Dec. 31 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. Wake Forest was scheduled to play Texas A&M in the contest, but the Aggies announced Wednesday they are unable to participate in the game due to COVID-19 issues.
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Duke coach Mike Elko thanks Jimbo Fisher, Brian Kelly, Dave Clawson during introductory press conference

Mike Elko is the new head football coach at Duke University, marking the first time he has held a head coaching job in his career. Elko was hired away from Texas A&M, where he had spent four seasons under Jimbo Fisher as the Aggies' defensive coordinator. And while speaking at his introductory press conference earlier in the week, Elko made sure to thank key individuals who have impacted his coaching career since the time he landed an assistant role at Stony Brook back in 1999.
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Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson previews Texas A&M matchup in Gator Bowl

No. 17 Wake Forest and No. 25 Texas A&M square off in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl on New Year’s Eve at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. The Demon Deacons come off a 45-21 loss to No. 15 Pittsburgh in the ACC Championship Game, but Dave Clawson and company enter the bowl game with a 10-3 record after winning their first ACC Atlantic Division title in 15 years.
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Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson objects to Pitt QB Kenny Pickett's fake slide in ACC title game

Pittsburgh won the ACC Championship for the first time since 2010 on Saturday night but it did not come without a little bit of controversy. Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett scored a touchdown on a long run where he began to slide and give himself up, but instead pulled up and kept running. After the game, Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi and Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson had differing views of how the play should be ruled.
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Wake Forest Football coach Dave Clawson post-ACC Championship press conference Q&A

Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson addressed the media following a 45-21 loss to Pitt Saturday night in the ACC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium. Here's the full press conference in Q&A format:. DAVE CLAWSON: First off, congratulations to the Pitt Panthers and Coach Narduzzi. They played a heck...
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