Wolford and Hinton to share QB role
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Wolford and Hinton to share QB role

Wolford opens season as starter Thursday against Tulane

Photo: Kendall Hinton

Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson named true junior John Wolford as his starting quarterback for the third straight year, but count on seeing true sophomore Kendall Hinton, too.

Wolford has the experience advantage as he makes his 23rd career start when Tulane visits the Demon Deacons at 7 p.m. Eastern on Thursday night at BB&T Stadium. Yet, there is no overlooking the higher ceiling Hinton established as a backup last year. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom spent the bulk of his career in San DIego writing for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has covered NCAA Tournaments, Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, the NBA Finals and the World Series in a career that included writing for Voice of San Diego, the San Diego Hall of Champions and Chargers.com. He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer, MLB.com, Rivals.com and the National Football Foundation's Football Matters. He won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003. USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter presented its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans. It explains Duffy Daugherty's pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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