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Video: 'The Deacon D'

A week ago, Wake Forest released a well done video highlighting their offensive staff and philosophy. This week, the defensive guys are highlighted with the "Deacon D" installment where the defensive staff explains how they go about their business and explain some of their philosophies.

"We're not screamers here. We're going to get on the kids to do their absolute best that they can do, but we're not going to berate them, we're not going to talk down to them or be condescending." defensive line coach Ray McCartney explains about their coaching style.

A lot of great content crammed into this four minute segment, including some excellent coaching points and phrases throughout the clip, including this gem from coach McCartney explaining to a younger player to do things a certain way until he becomes good enough to just go out there and make plays.

"Zack has been around here since Moby Dick was a minnow. Okay? Zach can do the things the way he wants to because he gets it done. I need you to do it the way that a rookie would do it and then once you progress to Zach's experience level, you can do it that way."

Plenty more from the rest of the defensive staff in the clip below. 

Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.