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The Countdown: 42 Days until the ACC

A look at future conference mate Wake Forest.

Streeter Lecka

Pitt and Wake Forest have never met on the gridiron. Obviously with virtually no history among the two schools, most Pitt fans probably do not know much about the Demon Deacons. So what about our new friends from Winston-Salem?

To put it likely, Wake Forest is not a football power. The Demon Deacons have only won 41% of their games dating back to 1888. Wake Forest has only won the ACC twice in its history, most recently in 2006 as they represented the league in the Orange Bowl. In fact, Wake has only gone bowling ten times in its history, with a 6-4 record. Five of those bowl appearances have come since 2002, making this one of the more successful eras in Wake Forest history. Wake Forest currently has twelve NFL players - perhaps most notably is Calvin Pace of the Jets.

Wake Forest plays their games on campus at BB&T Field. The facility in the smallest in the ACC, and one of the smallest among major conference teams. Panthers fans will have to wait to make the trip there because Wake Forest is not on the 2013 schedule. They are coached by Jim Grobe, who has been there since 2001. He was behind a very successful three year run from 2006-2008 that saw the school win 28 games.

The school has had some recent success, but like Pitt, they could use a lot more.

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