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Report: Jim Grobe will resign at Wake Forest

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According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Jim Grobe will resign his post as coach of Wake Forest today.

Wake Forest has called a news conference for this afternoon, presumably where Grobe will make his announcement.

Grobe has spent 13 seasons at Wake Forest, leading the Deamon Deacons to an ACC Championship and Orange Bowl berth in 2006. But Wake Forest has floundered in recent years, only making one bowl since 2009. Even in that bowl year (2011), Wake Forest finished with a 6-7 record.

Still, Wake Forest hadn’t made a bowl game in consecutive years until Grobe showed up — and he made bowls in three straight seasons from 2006-2008.

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10 Responses to “Report: Jim Grobe will resign at Wake Forest”
  1. realfootballfan says: Dec 2, 2013 3:45 PM

    When staying at the little school goes wrong.

  2. jmb795 says: Dec 2, 2013 4:08 PM

    One of the good guys. Too bad.

  3. thefiesty1 says: Dec 2, 2013 4:13 PM

    Just proves that not all QB’s from Westlake High School, Located in Westlake, Texas (not Austin) are not Brees or Folkes. Tough to go out that way.

  4. wethog66 says: Dec 2, 2013 4:15 PM

    I seem to remember Grobe being applauded early in his tenure at Wake for his recruiting of a lot of JuCo players. That that led to Wake’s eventual Orange Bowl appearance.

    I guess he didn’t replace those JuCo guys with quality 4 year recruits.

  5. fsu01 says: Dec 2, 2013 4:33 PM

    This is sad, thought he did a good job at a school with limited resources. He did well early and brought success to Wake Forest, a school that does it the right way by not sacrificing the academic standards of the school for victories on the football field.

  6. carolinajimbo says: Dec 2, 2013 7:46 PM

    Sorry to tell all of you this but the quality of personnel and players for all of their programs has gone down like all of collage athletics. Living here, I read the papers. Sad. Big money sports.

  7. tigersfandan says: Dec 2, 2013 9:08 PM

    I hope he gets another shot somewhere else, provided he doesn’t just want to hang up the headset for good.

  8. onlyoneleft says: Dec 2, 2013 10:00 PM

    The man could get more out of less than most coach. A class act if ever there was one.

  9. thegamecocker says: Dec 3, 2013 12:50 PM

    OK, so is he resigning or is he being FORCED to resign? Someone please let me know.

  10. telldatruth says: Dec 3, 2013 12:57 PM

    Wake wants big time results without big time resources…Grobe did the best job with the cards he was dealt.

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