2008 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football Preview

2008 Wake Forest Demon Deacons season preview from Maddux Sports. Below you can find our official Wake Forest Demon Deacons football preview as well as the 2008 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football Schedule. When betting on college football against the bookmakers odds dont dismiss our NCAA football picks to help build your bankroll this year.

Coach: Jim Grobe (8th year at Wake Forest)
Team Name: Demon Deacons
2007 Overall Record: 9-4
Returning Starters: 14

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-4 overall, 5-3 ACC) tied for second in the ACC Atlantic and earned a trip to the Meineke Car Care Bowl where they beat Connecticut 24-10.

Junior QB Riley Skinner (326 ATT, 236 COMP, 2,204 YDS, 12 TDs, 13 INT) led the nation in completion percentage (72.4-percent). The problem for Riley this season will be finding a go-to guy like departed speedy playmaker Kenny Moore. Freshman Devon Brown or sophomore Jordan Williams could be the answer. In his freshman year, RB Josh Adams (219 CAR, 953 YDS, 11 TDs) made Second-team All-ACC. With a season under his belt, Adams is due to notch a true breakthrough season. Freshman Brandon Pendergrass will make the running game even more explosive. There are a bunch of guys on the offensive line but quality may be lacking. This unit may be Wake Forest’s downfall.

The defense looks solid with nine of the top 10 tacklers returning. The Demon Deacons were 15th nationally versus the run. The frontline includes tough man Boo Robinson at nose guard. He returns as the team’s leading sack man with four. CB Alphonso Smith is a dynamic presence. He grabbed eight interceptions in 2007, returning three for scores. In total, Wake Forest ran back six picks and two fumbles for touchdowns. The solid linebacking unit is anchored by senior MLB Stanley Arnoux. The Deacon defense can wreak havoc in every part of the field.

The team faces big challenges when they travel to Florida State on September 20 and Maryland on October 18. Clemson visits on October 9—that could be the toughest contest of the season. Two straight tossup games in October will be the proving ground for this club.

In seven years, head coach Jim Grobe has a 46-39 record at Wake Forest. The 13-year veteran knows how to develop dominant defenses. He’s got his work cut out for him when it comes to the receiving game, and somehow he must make his offense line into a cohesive unit quickly. The Demon Deacons have been to two bowl games in a row. This season should make it three.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football Schedule

Aug 30
Sep 6
Sep 20
Florida St
Sep 27
Oct 9
Oct 18
Oct 25
Nov 1
Nov 8
Nov 15
NC State
Nov 22
Boston College
Nov 29


For more info on the 2008 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football program, view the Demon Deacons sports website or scroll down below to read up on the rest of the ACC foes.


2008 ACC Football Team Previews

All teams from the ACC Coastal & Atlantic divisions are listed to the right. Clicking on the team link will give the individual preview. For all other teams visit the 2008 college football preview page.

At any time you may return to the Atlantic Coast Conference Preview page for our order of finish. Will Virginia Tech continue to dominate? Is Butch Davis ready to turn around the Tar Heels? Can Clemson ride Davis and Spiller to the title game? All questions are answered.

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