"We haven't seen anybody slow these guys down. They've only punted around six times in six games. That tells you how good they are offensively, and then defensively, they're a typical Academy football team. They're going to play hard from start to finish...It's as tough a game coming up this week with Navy as any we've played all year."
That's some high praise, especially considering that Wake Forest opened with undefeated Boston College, which is now the #3 team in the country. Last I checked, Maryland and Florida State ain't too shabby either. But if you think that was some loaded language, check out what Wake center Steve Justice said with regards to Navy's defense:
"I think their defense is good. I just think their offense, they put some points on the board and they run the ball really well. So, we've been watching film of their defense. They have a lot of good players. And they have a bunch of different fronts. So it's going to be hard for us to go in there. They have a good defense."
Did someone just use the words "good" and "[navy's] defense" in the same sentence? What happened, did someone send these guys tape from last year? In all seriousness, this is the best job of a coach getting his guys schooled in the art of diplomatic language that I've seen all season. It almost reminds me of last week, except that instead of the fans, it's the coaches and players from each team trying to define why the other will win. It almost makes you wonder why we can't just get back to the days when you could say someone sucked and then proceed to prove that assertion right.
Full Scouting report on Wake coming tonight/tomorrow morning.