Wake Forest looking into whether Louisville stole game-plan information
There might be a scandal brewing in the ACC.
Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson said during Wednesday’s ACC coaches teleconference that the school is looking into how Louisville obtained part of the team’s game plan before last Saturday’s game.
According to Dan Wolken of USA Today, Wake Forest staff members found documents pertaining to plays the Demon Deacons hadn’t yet run left behind in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium after the Cardinals’ 44-12 win. That discovery has created concerns that there was either a leak or security breach.
“There was somehow a breach,” Clawson said without going into specifics during the teleconference. “I’ve shared it with our (athletics director) and we’re trying to find out what happened.”
A Winston-Salem Journal report claims Clawson informed athletic director Ron Wellman of a possible breach in security Friday, a day before the game was even played.
If Louisville did engage in foul play, it could be considered a competitive advantage for the No. 5 Cardinals and coach Bobby Petrino, who coached at Arkansas from 2008-2011.
According to Wolken, Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino has responded to these allegations via the following statement:
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— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) November 16, 2016