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Jim Grobe explains playing Presbyterian

Why is Wake Forest opening up with Presbyterian College? 

The Blue Hose finished 0-11 last season, competing at the D1-AA level. Just three weeks before Wake Forest planned to announce their schedule, Grobe says Tulane backed out. 

Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe blames Tulane. “We had Tulane scheduled and they couldn’t come. We played there and they owed us a return game.”

“We were scrambling. (Assistant Athletics Director for Football) Bill Faircloth was sending emails to everybody. We were about three weeks away from announcing our schedule and I guess everyone had through we had lost our minds, saying that we needed a game. I was afraid we were going to hear back from the Green Bay Packers.”

“I appreciate Presbyterian helping us out. They were kind enough to say ‘we’ll play’ even though they already had Clemson on their schedule. We were afraid we were going to be stuck with 11 games.”

Wake Forest does travel to Stanford, hosts Navy, and ends the season at Vanderbilt in other non-conference games.