This one will be tough to tackle:Caught ‘off guard’, but Wake fans get the news:Grobe GONE!

from ‘Country’ Dan Collins with the Winston-Salem Journal, by way of the News and Record on-liine, at

WINSTON-SALEM — Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe has resigned after 13 seasons at the school.

Grobe announced his decision this afternoon at a news conference.

“I don’t know what the future will hold for me,” Grobe said. “Once you’re a coach, you’re always a coach and you want to keep coaching.”

“I feel like Ron (Wellman, the athletics director) will hire somebody good and it will be good for our guys.”

Grobe, 61, finishes with a career record of 110-115-1 in a combined 19 years at Wake Forest and Ohio.

He was 77-82 with the Demon Deacons and shares the program record for coaching victories with D.C. “Peahead” Walker.

*****The big year for Wake was 2006 and that is when they won the ACC Football Championship with the Deacs 9-6 victoryo over Georgia Tech and Coach Grobe was named AP National Coach of the Year….Wake had picked up their first ACC Title that season, since back in 1970 when Cal Stoll was coaching at Wake….*****

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