“Deacon Dave” to Ol’ Miss … or Michigan … or NC State??

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Dec 2, 2019

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“Deacon Dave” to Ol’ Miss … or Michigan … or NC State??

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Yes, today’s headline is 100% click bait … like “Nekkid Homicidal Lesbian Cheerleaders”.  I have absolutely no idea that “Deacon Dave” Clawson is going anywhere… or that Michigan or NC State would be likely places for him to go if he was going anywhere… or that Michigan or NC State might soon be Head Coach Hunting.  Really… I’m just trolling for “clicks”.

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BREAKING NEWS:  As predicted by most pundits – and customary when a head coach is “under seige”…. NC State “Gave Them Barabbas” by firing DefCoor Dave Huxtable as of 9 AM Monday . – LINK

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The annual question WHY does Dave Clawson stay at “little Wake Forest” is heating up AGAIN as it seems to every December for the past several years.

  • Maybe Dave IS the only “very good college football coach” in America that won’t sell his souls to a gang of boorish Power5 Fat Cats for 30,000,000 pieces of silver?
  • Maybe Dave enjoys staring across BB&T Field @ Groves Stadium @ The Not Dixie Classic Fairgrounds and seeing row upon row upon row of empty seats… despite giving “them” a very exciting football program?

Old Town Club

  • Maybe Dave really loves the Sunday Buffet @ Old Town Club in Richard Burr’s toney Camel City neighborhood?

 

  • Maybe Dave likes the fact he could walk down Franklin Street or stand outside Amedeo’s wearing an I’m Dave Clawson t-shirt and not a single soul would know or care who “Dave Clawson” is.  He’s gotta be THE most anonymous successful FB/ MBB coach in Tobacco Road history.   Duke, State and UNC howler monkeys don’t know who he is enough to hate him.
  • Maybe Dave likes a salary that would put him #5 among SEC Coordinators.

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I’ve never met Dave Clawson… that I know of.  But how would I know?

I have no idea Why Dave Clawson is still at Wake Forest. 

Maybe…  HE’S HAPPY and JUST LIKES BEING THERE? 

Naaah…

Apparently no one else knows either… including members of The Moricle Club.  The Moricles are WFU’s mega-boosters.  The Moricles are soooo elite they have their very own V-VIP suite high atop BB&T / Groves Stadium … not that “seating” is ever an issue at BB&T / Groves Stadium.  … sigh.

GrovesStadiumLook, I think it is just fine that “the smallest school in Power5 World” has the smallest % of football fans.

In the old days, Wake Forest students were kidded about “they don’t dance” … these days it’s “they don’t attend football games.”

Maybe they hang out in the dorm… stare at faded posters of Tim Duncan and Chris Paul… and bemoan “WHY did Skip Prosser have to die…?”

Is NOT going to Dave Clawson’s football games their protest for NOT Firing Danny Manning? Deacon frustration over keeping Danny Manning as MBB HC has not quite reached the Bring Back Bzdelik level… yet!  OUCH!

To be fair to Deacons… they HAVE anted up in recent years to provide Dave with enough “recruiting bling” facilities to compare with all other ACC programs NOT named Six Flags Over Dabo.  Who can forget Larry Fedora’s cry for an Indoor Practice Facility (IPF) … “even Wake Forest has one”.

WFU has an IPF and ample “charging stations” for Dave to recruit left-over 2/3 star “projects” and coach’em up to win 7-8-9 games / year including a – Total Domination of Tobacco Road.  But still play before A LOT of empty seats at BBT/ Groves Stadium.

My farcical suggestion that Dave might be ready to cash-in on being The Best Power5 Football Coach in America That Can’t Be Bought will change someday… probably… maybe?

Dave’s coaching resume shows a consistent preference for academic institutions that at least pretend to have academic integrity when it comes to recruiting semi-literate 18 y/os.

Such Power5 institutions are somewhere between “hen’s teeth” and “honest politicians” in terms of scarcity. … Let’s see… Stanford – Northwestern – Vandy – Duke (?) – … – … -???  Military Academies are not Power5.

Dave Shaw’s star at Stanford is losing its shine.  Pat Fitzgerald at Northwestern is a Legacy with a Lifetime contract.  “Duke David” isn’t going anywhere without a toe tag.

Of Power5 schools with HC vacancies as of 8:00 AM this Monday morning  –  FlaState… Boston College… South Florida (Oops, NOT Power5)… Arkansas… Missouri… Ol’ Miss… and 1-2 I’m forgetting… Ol’Miss is the only one I THINK Deacon Dave might say “maybe” to.  Not sure why I say that.

Dave has yet to be HC at a school where boorish fat cats can buy themselves 24/7 access to the Head Football Coach.  I betcha that is not by accident.  Selling one’s soul to those avaricious creatures is not a decision made lightly.

Michigan? … I’m sure that is not a possibility but maybe it oughta be.  Jim Harbaugh is standing on two banana peels and on schedule to NEVER beat TheOhioState EVER.  Could Deacon Dave be successful at The Big House?  … huuuummmm?

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NOTESpeaking of Michigan... Prior to whuppin’ Ol’ Roy last week… when was the last time Juwan Howard was on a basketball court with Tar Heels? … First right answer gets an ATTA BOY!

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Now for the ONLY Reason many of you clicked on here…

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Dave Clawson Replacing DDoeren at “NFL QB U” !!!

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It ain’t never gonna happen for 10,000 reasons.

#1 Reason is – of course – Deacon Dave would never make The Short List of:

Belichek – Saban – Urban – Philip Rivers’ Daddy – Some Hot-Shot SEC Coordinator Du-Jour… and, of course, Rick Barnes.

Rick Barnes HAS to be on every NC State Coaching Hunt regardless.  It’s a Law.

Put aside those 10,000 Why Nots and think about it.  … or the Wuff Howler Monkey equivalent of “think about it”.

Dave is successful at a place he has no right to be.  He is the coaching equivalent of “a bumblebee flying”.  NCSU can afford him with DD’s contract.  NCSU can provide him a 60,000 sold-out Carter-Finley… at least in the first half… of most games.

Dave leaving WFU for NCSU is so OMG!! that it almost tops Mack2.0 in general weirdness.  Coaches moving up / down Tobacco Road is nothing new … Dooley… Donnan… O’Cain… Moody… Parker (?) … Broadway… et al.

Frau Yow hired DDoeren after one lightning strike year at Directional Illinois/Indiana/Wherever.  Deacon Dave has a significantly more impressive HC’s resume than DD did when he was hired.  Sure, Deacon Dave has been outscored by Dabo 115 – 6 over the past two years … but, hey, it’s Dabo.

If one of BooTheAD’s search requirements is “a Coach that can beat Dabo” he might better search Where Old Coaching Legends Go To Die for those.

Am I the only one who recalls Chancellor Mary Anne (not Virginia) Foxx introducing Chuckie by saying “We expect a National Championship for NC State” or some such hyperbolic foolishness?

I agree with most pundits that Year One of Mack2.0 has been A Success.  Kinda odd though when Mack’s Most Impressive “Win” was a one-point Loss… to Dabo.

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Until I read this I wasn’t exactly sure who coached WAKE FOREST.

Doug
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Old breaking news. UNC rowing coach, Sara Haney suddenly resigns after 17 years saying she is not the subject of a Title IX investigation, which of course means she is the subject. Maybe she can land a role on the first Hallmark LGBTQ movie PDQ.
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In less important news the Panthers just fired Ron Rivera.

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I agree Clawson is pretty successful. But unless you just spot him credits for doing pretty well at Wake, his record is very similar to Doeren’s. The posters on Pack Pride consider him a better coach by far. Yeah, head to head, he pretty much has Doeren’s number. Whenever discussions like this break out, I have go back and look at Clawson’s record again. Even if you throw out the first two seasons, he is 14-18 in the conference. if you only count the non-Clemson conference games, he is about .500 in the conference.

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I think college coaches get more credit than they are due and more blame than they are due. I think everyone knew who the human sacrifice was going to be. Huxtable despite his beard could not heal the lame and raise the dead. Quarterbacks are not everything. Even the best can’t excel behind run-for-your-life blocking. But most genius coaches have a quarterback that read defenses, check off, find at least one receiver that is open and make good decisions. Doeren had three, that were sought after by some good programs, that just did not pan out. Clawson has a pretty… Read more »

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Doug Grimes

Great line and salient point. “Maybe Dave likes a salary that would put him #5 among SEC Coordinators.” My new mantra for FB & BB coaching carousels. If a rumor seems plausible and makes some level of good sense, it’s probably a lie. Conversely, ridiculous rumors are likely closer to be accurate. Sums up the era we’re living in. Mack 2.0 and Danny Manning still at WF are good examples. Mike Houston sent a cryptic message to ECU fans and staff today. BTW, the crowd for Saturday’s final home game could have been accommodated at JH Rose HS stadium. The… Read more »

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Queen City

Dabo is an outlier but an ACC HFC is a tough gig given unrealistic expectations while recruiting similar geographies as SEC schools. It is just not a good football conference year in and year out. The same can be said for SEC basketball with Coach Cal as an outlier. I would love to see Clawson take a similar approach as Bob McKillop at Davidson and have a long successful career although it may be easier in basketball since there are less 18 year olds to manage. I’m sure he has turned down numerous offers. State needs to be patient with… Read more »

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Boo will stay with DD at least one more year, cause it’s NCSU and we like to let our mediocre coaches linger. I don’t think our deep pockets really want to buy him out(not sure we have many of those boosters around; and the hog biz hasn’t been that great in a few years). Thing is, DD gets more expensive next year. But, I’m not really on the fire DD train at this point. Twitter is as close to the monkey boards as I’ll get. Sure seems like a tough occupation having your employment hinging on a bunch of semi-literate… Read more »

Robert P Kennel
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Robert P Kennel

BobLee, truly humorous and interesting blog although of no great importance. Clawson not going anywhere with good QB for next two years. Doeren not going anywhere because he has the right inner stuff. . Tough game against Tar Heels. We won one half and got blown out a second half. Almost perfect storm this year with unbelievable injuries, young team, new coaches, no QB, and too many stupid penalties, dropped passes, and even some questionable calls. Bad year !! . On to basketball. Good Men’s team and Excellent Women’s Team. Have two tickets and parking pass in box section for… Read more »

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Carl.73

The last time Juwan Howard was on the court with Tar Heels, I do believe current UNC Radio Guy Eric Montross was also on that court… and both in uniform … watching Howard’s teammate Chris Webber call for a TIME OUT!

Porgie
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First of all, it was “Marye Anne” not “Virginia” Fox. Need to ask some of our Kinston buds if they knew Dr. Moricle, he of medical fame in Reidsville. I have heard that the greater your athletic status, the post event “handshake” was always available. Just rumors but makes for a good story. I beg to differ that most Wolfpackers are aware of who the other Coach Dave is. In a noontime text to my usual gameday travelers, I let them know that I would be watching the game from the comforts of my recliner and warmth and dryness of… Read more »

MAPACKFAN
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MAPACKFAN

That’s Marye Anne Fox. Trust me, Virginia Foxx has never hired anybody to be at NCSU.

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Let the SPECULATION begin. It already has. I sat through 3 quarters Saturday night. Was properly prepared and dressed and it was a lot better than out OTHER night games. . Deacon Dave…. He and the WFU Squad made Christmas Holiday planning for the team’s families, I think, a lot easier. They will now go to a “quicker” bowl game and leave that family time right before Christmas and afterwards for its intended purpose….staying at HOME or visiting relatives at their HOMES….and not having pesky drills. . Dave Doeren…. Votes are still out. The camera that monitors the secret entrance… Read more »