WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - If Wake Forest is going to snap its run of four straight losing seasons, the Demon Deacons need a fast start.
And nothing would derail that faster than an opening-game loss to a Championship Subdivision team.
That's why Wake Forest insists it is taking Presbyterian seriously and vows to play with urgency Thursday night when it faces the Blue Hose.
Coach Jim Grobe says he notices "a determination right now with our guys" because "they were embarrassed by the way the season ended."
It's been a long nine months in Winston-Salem, after the Demon Deacons capped off yet another sub-.500 finish with three consecutive losses by a combined score of 130-27.