COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW: #57 WAKE FOREST
June 15, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Opening the season with a quarterback who has 22 starts under his belt always helps to ease concerns. Junior Tanner Price threw for more than 3,000 yards last season with only six interceptions.
The Deacons will need all of Price’s composure as they field an offensive line that returns only two players with experience. Wake will be counting on a couple of converted defensive linemen to contribute, as well as left tackle Dylan Heartsill, who has had two years of back issues.
If the line can open holes, coach Jim Grobe would like to see Josh Harris running through them. Harris slipped from running for 241 yards against Virginia Tech in 2010 to only gaining 432 yards total in 2011, battling a hamstring problem and losing Grobe’s faith.
Price won’t be able to stretch defenses with Chris Givens, who left a year early for the NFL. But he will have Michael Campanaro, who worked underneath for 73 catches, and a deep, if unproven, receiver group.