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    Thursday, October 11, 2007

    "As Good A Coach As There Is"

    To Wake Forest fans, Jim Grobe can probably do no wrong. Based on his record last year, one could make a good case for that. The Wake Forest administration is so pleased that they signed Grobe to a new 10-year deal this year. The new contract runs through the end of the 2016 season.

    Grobe, who turned 55 this year, led the Demon Deacons to their second ACC title and first since 1970. Wake Forest was picked to finish last in the league's Atlantic Division, but went 11-2 in the regular season and reached the Orange Bowl, where it lost to Louisville. Grobe was the unanimous choice as the ACC Coach of the Year in 2006 and was honored as the National Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association, the Bobby Dodd Foundation, the Associated Press, The Sporting News and CBS

    Grobe is 37-35 in six seasons at Wake Forest and is the first coach to take the Demon Deacons to bowl games twice since they joined the ACC. Bobby Bowden summarized the feeling of many regarding Grobe when he said, "We all felt like (Jim) Grobe was about as good a coach as there is.”

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