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WFU's Grobe selected National Coach of the Year

Posted Wednesday, December 13, 2006

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Wake Forest’s coach receives additional accolades

Winston-Salem, NC — Wake Forest’s Jim Grobe has been chosen as the National Coach of the Year by The Sporting News and CBS Sportsline.

Wake Forest's Jim Grobe

Grobe, the unanimous 2006 ACC Coach of the Year, has also been voted the AFCA Region 1 Coach of the Year, a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award by the Football Writers Association of America and the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year award.

The Sporting News also picked senior offensive tackle Steve Vallos as a first team All-American.

The Demon Deacons were picked to finish last in the ACC’s Atlantic Division in the preseason and lost their starting quarterback, starting running back and starting defensive end early in the season.

Wake Forest responded by winning a school-record 11 games and its first ACC Championship since 1970 to represent the ACC in the FedEx Orange Bowl.

WFU Jim Grobe

Wake Forest has posted the biggest turnaround in college football this season by winning seven more games in 2006 than in 2005. The 2005 Deacons went 4-7 and the 2006 Deacons are currently 11-2. Wake Forest is ranked in the top 25 for the eighth straight week, the longest streak in program history. The Deacons finished with a winning record in the ACC for the first time 1988 and only the seventh time ever. Wake Forest swept its ACC Tobacco Road rivals for the first time since 1987.

Grobe is the first coach to lead Wake Forest to two bowl games during the ACC era.

The Demon Deacons face Louisville in the FedEx Orange Bowl on Jan. 2 in Miami.

 
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WFU's Grobe selected National Coach of the Year
Wake Forest’s Jim Grobe has been chosen as the National Coach of the Year by The Sporting News and CBS Sportsline.
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