The casualness with which Wake Forest approaches spring football is striking. Practices start at varying times, if at all. For the second straight season the Deacons didn’t use all their 15 days allotted by the NCAA. [Emphasis added.]
Some players are overweight. The coaches say they won’t worry about the extra baggage until preseason practices begin in August.
Coach Jim Grobe is rarely on hand when practices do begin. He’ll emerge from his office at some point, shake hands and exchange pleasantries with those fans who have dropped by and entertain any questions the media might have.
Coaches experiment with new plays and schemes throughout the spring, often installing pages of the playbook that will be discarded well before August.
The spring game is no game at all. It is a scrimmage that has been staged the past two seasons not at Groves Stadium but on the practice fields of campus…
Hey, it worked pretty well last year. Maybe it’ll start a trend.
(h/t The Wizard of Odds)