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Report: Wake Forest Radio Guy Has Been Leaking Info to Opponents Since 2014

by: Darrelle Lincoln On  Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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This may go down as the biggest back-stabbing a college football team has ever encountered in NCAA history.

Former Wake Forest Demon Deacons assistant coach Tommy Elrod has been fired from his radio job and is to never come near Wake Forest ever again after it was revealed that he purposely gave the game plan of the Demon Deacons to their opponents beginning in 2014.

Following the Louisville football game on November 12, Wake Forest conducted a thorough investigation to determine if confidential and proprietary game preparation information had been compromised. The investigation was not limited to the situation with Louisville and was comprehensive in nature. The investigation determined the following:

Based on emails, text messages and phone records, Tommy Elrod, a radio announcer for Wake Forest football games, provided or attempted to provide confidential and proprietary game preparations on multiple occasions, starting in 2014.

No members of the Wake Forest athletic department, football staff or players were involved in any way in these actions.

…Elrod has been terminated immediately from his position at IMG and will no longer broadcast Wake Forest football games. He has been banned from Wake Forest athletics and its facilities.”

His saltiness stems from him not being brought back on the coaching staff after current coach Dave Clawson took over in 2014.

“I am extremely disappointed that our confidential and proprietary game preparation was compromised. It’s incomprehensible that a former Wake Forest student-athlete, graduate-assistant, full-time football coach, and current radio analyst for the school, would betray his alma mater. We allowed him to have full access to our players, team functions, film room, and practices. He violated our trust which negatively impacted our entire program. I am glad we have taken steps to ensure it will not happen in the future. At this point, this is a matter for [athletic director] Ron Wellman and others to act on. My staff and I are focused on Temple and preparing the team for the Military Bowl.”

Elrod served as an assistant coach for the Wake Forest football team for 11 seasons under former boss Jim Grobe.

 



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