Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson said his university is concerned Louisville had access to the Demon Deacons’ game plan before last Saturday’s game and is trying to get to the bottom of it.
“We are concerned that there was some type of security breach,’’ coach Dave Clawson said Tuesday. “I have shared it with Ron Wellman, and we’re doing everything we can to make sure all of our information and data is more secure moving forward.’’
Wellman, Wake Forest’s director of athletics, said Clawson told him of the possible breach on Friday, the day before the Deacons’ lost to the fifth-ranked Cardinals 44-12. Wellman said a member of Wake Forest’s traveling party found the documents at the stadium.
Wellman did not provide specifics on the nature of the documents but said an internal review is underway to prevent similar problems in the future.
If Louisville had advanced knowledge of Wake’s strategy, it certainly didn’t show. The Cardinals, who were a 35-point favorite, struggled for the entirety of the first half and trailed 12-3 at intermission. Lamar Jackson and the gang responded with 41 unanswered points in the second half to put a misleading final score on the board.
With little information available, it’s natural for speculation to run wild. Wellman’s comments seem to suggest Wake Forest doesn’t believe the documents could have been dropped by a member of its staff by accident. Floating the idea that something nefarious is going on doesn’t seem like an action to be taken lightly.
Stay tuned for any additional scandalous — or not so scandalous — details.