#ACCKickoff: Wake Forest’s Dave Clawson (AUDIO)

Courtesy ACC

Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson took questions from the media as part of the ACC Kickoff in Charlotte, Wednesday. Clawson discussed the importance of the bowl victory to close out 2021, losing the yearly matchup with NC State after 110 straight meetings thanks to the 3-5-5 format and what he expects from new defensive coordinator Brad Lambert.

Quarterback Sam Hartman (Oceanside Collegiate) also fielded questions on how he and his team will try to build on last season’s offensive momentum.


  • Head Coach: Dave Clawson (9th season: 51-48)
  • Offensive Coordinator: Warren Ruggiero (9th season)
  • Defensive Coordinator: Brad Lambert (1st season)
  • 2021 Record: 11-3, 7-1 (Won Gator Bowl)
  • 2021 ACC Finish: 1st Atlantic Division
  • AP Poll finish: 15th
  • Returning Starters: ( offense; defense)
  • Key Departures:
  • Season Opener: vs. VMI (Sept. 1st, Truist Field)
  • Key Games: vs. Clemson (Sept. 24); at Florida State (Oct. 1); at NC State (Nov. 5)
  • 2022 Depth Chart: CLICK HERE
  • 2022 Schedule: CLICK HERE

Wake Forest press conference

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