It's hard to believe that it's been six full seasons since Wake Forest shocked the ACC by winning the league in 2006. It's even harder to believe that it's been four seasons since head coach Jim Grobe and the Deacons have had a winning season.
Rather than leaving for a bigger job after his success, Grobe stayed in Winston-Salem. It's hard to win at Wake Forest, and the fact Grobe has been able to do that speaks more to his acumen. And so it's understandable that he bristles at the notion his program has leveled out.
"I really don't know that our program has leveled off," Grobe said. "These past 2-3 years, we had chances in 3-4 games each year to go the other way with it and maybe get another win or two. So we're not far away from eight (wins). But we're in that middle range where the ball bounces right, you're a 7-8 win team. Ball doesn't bounce right, you're a five-win team. That's kind of where we are right now."
If there's a concern, it's that Wake Forest just hasn't looked ...