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A Wake Forest radio announcer and former assistant provided game plan info to opponents

Wake Forest launched an investigation a few weeks back under the suspicion that a mole with Demon Deacon ties provided game plan information to opponents, specifically Louisville.

Today, the investigation concluded and found that former Wake Forest assistant Tommy Elrod "has provided, or attempted to provide confidential game plan information starting in 2014," a release from the school found, as highlighted by BloggerSoDear.com.

Starting in 2014, Elrod served as the color analyst for the IMG radio network after serving as an assistant under former Wake head coach Jim Grobe for over a decade. When Dave Clawson came in, he opted not to retain Elrod, who is an alum of the school.

Below is the statement from Wake Forest on the situation:

“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.

Tommy Elrod is an alumnus of Wake Forest and was a member of the football team from 1993-1997. He later was hired as a graduate assistant under Jim Grobe and held multiple positions for 11 seasons. He was not retained by Dave Clawson and joined the Wake Forest IMG Radio Network in 2014 as a football analyst covering Wake Forest football. 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.

Wake Forest has notified all the appropriate entities related to these activities, and has taken steps to enhance security of game preparation activities. The University is satisfied with the actions taken and will have no further comment on the details of its investigation at this time.”

Head here to read more on the findings from the investigation, as well as a statement from head coach Dave Clawson.