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Did Louisville steal Wake Forest’s game plan last week?

We now interrupt basketball fun times for a little football drama for our neighbors down I-64. According to USA Today, Wake Forest is investigating whether or not its game plan was leaked to or stolen by Louisville before the Cards’ 44-12 win on Saturday:

Wake Forest football staff members discovered materials left behind by Louisville last Saturday that showed the Cardinals were prepared for plays the Demon Deacons had not run before, raising suspicions of a security breach, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson acknowledged the breach during the ACC teleconference this afternoon, but refused to go into specifics. According to the Winston-Salem Journal, Clawson notified athletic director Ron Wellman of the stolen documents on Friday, the day before the game, when a Wake Forest staffer found them at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

Hmmm…stay tuned.

[USA Today]

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33 Comments for Did Louisville steal Wake Forest’s game plan last week?

  1. Mathlete
    1:36 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

    Bobby P was probably on the phone with Belichick finding out how to get away with videotaping WF’s practices. How sad that a potential playoff team apparently cheated to beat the Demon Deacons…

  2. ukjaybrat
    1:43 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

    Is stealing game plans considered a punishable offense by the NCAA ?

    If not, i would be interested to see what they do about it.

    (probably nothing)

    • Mathlete
      1:56 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

      the punishment is severe… their lacrosse team will lose 2 scholarships

  3. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    1:49 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

    I honestly hope that isn’t true. But if it is true I hope they are punished fairly.

  4. BigBlue1976
    2:00 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

    How do you “leave behind” documents at your own field for the visitors to find?

  5. cmonpeople
    2:15 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

    This has been in the works for years. UL infiltrated Wake’s football program, stole their green playbook like Coach Red did in The Waterboy, studied it all week, waited 3 quarters to implement what they had learned, as if to fool the world, and then unleash it. All because they were so worried about Wake Forest and the juggernaut they have become lol. Makes perfect sense right?

    • ukjaybrat
      2:18 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

      well maybe they had SOME morals and were trying to beat them without cheating. and when they looked up and saw that they were losing at the half decided to throw morals out the window and use their game plan against them.

      At least that sounds reasonable.

    • UK Big Board Update
      2:34 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

      THIS. Louisville would NEVER resort to sleazy tactics in order to gain a competitive edge. They do things the right way!!

  6. Biglaw Dawgin'
    2:17 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

    I’m all for piling on Louisville where appropriate, but I don’t see this as a big deal. Teams know this type of stuff happens, so they need to be prepared for it. Teams contact former coaches of other teams to figure out what they’re going to run. They watch hours of film to find the tendencies, plays, and formations their opponents will likely run. They hide their playbooks from the other team and sometimes even “leak” fake playbooks to throw opponents off. If Louisville somehow figured out what plays Wake Forest was going to run, then that just means their scouting department won the day. Short of Bobby P paying money to one of Wake Forest’s coaches or players to turnover plays, this is not a big deal.

    • ukjaybrat
      2:22 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

      it sounds (to me) like they have a little bit more information than what a scout picks up from film or talking to other coaches.

    • Bluebloodtoo
      2:31 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

      I think it is very sad when a wrongful act is justified because it happens so often. That means I should stop getting speeding tickets because “everyone is doing it” . Bunch of crap.

  7. Duuuuuude
    2:17 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

    They will have to forfeit their last regular season game!

  8. EdC
    2:29 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

    Sad thing is that UL could probably go drop off their entire play book to UK and we still wouldn’t have a shot.

    • UK Big Board Update
      2:35 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

      Except we almost beat them the last two years, but, yeah….?

    • EdC
      2:55 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

      It must be nice to be happy with moral victories but they still aren’t victories in the real world.

    • ukjaybrat
      3:05 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

      i dont think he is calling them moral victories.
      I think he is using that as evidence that Louisville is not SO much better than us that they could beat us despite us knowing exactly what plays they will run. They are good, but they aren’t THAT good.

      they almost lost to virginia and duke and if this story is right, could have lost to wake if not for them cheating. those teams aren’t any better than UK

    • UK Big Board Update
      3:07 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

      “…we still wouldn’t have a shot.” Except we’ve had a shot. The last two years. Thus my counter, to your claim.

      I don’t think I said anything about moral victories.

    • ukjaybrat
      3:18 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

      i think a lot of people look at what they did to #2 florida state in week 2.

      That team is not and was never the #2 team in the country. Yes Louisville put it to FSU and a few other teams. and yes lamar jackson as a fantastic specimen. But Louisville is NOT the greatest thing since sliced bread.

    • ukjaybrat
      3:19 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

      week 3*

  9. UK1983
    2:31 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

    The ACC is apparently feeling the way Americans are going to feel pretty soon. BAD DECISION(s) that seemed like a good idea at the time!

    • EdC
      2:56 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

      Way to be the douche that brings politics into a discussion that has nothing to do with it. You lost … time to move or move on.

  10. winagain1
    2:37 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

    Blahaha… yea ok…
    why can’t we just accept Louisville is good.. really good. They have a coach with character issues in his past which is the ONLY reason he isn’t here at Kentucky. We have a coach who has his own hands full trying to establish us in a very difficult conference… We are improving and most likely will have a bowl game this year. After losing to Southern Miss first game at home this year…. I’ll accept that.
    Louisville may well be in the college football playoffs. Good for them… I’m not gonna be one of those weirdo people who just hate to hate….. If I was a Louisville fan I probably would be jealous of UK though in general… just because I’ve always viewed Louisville as little step brother… and it’s easier to hate or be jealous from that role, but I don’t lose any sleep over them…especially since Pitino has crushed his character while there of late.
    But kudos to their football season.. I would love to see us upset them this year to end their dreams of being in the playoffs

    • UK Big Board Update
      2:44 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

    • ukjaybrat
      2:47 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

      Louisville in the playoffs still isn’t a foregone conclusion for what it’s worth.

      Assuming no MAJOR upsets:

      1) Bama
      2) Winner of OSU/Michigan
      3) Clemson
      4) Washington / Louisville / OSU

      If Washington wins out and wins their conf championship game, there is the possibility that they jump back ahead of Louisville who will not be a conf champ and has zero resume building wins left on their roster.

      I could also see if OSU loses REALLY close against michigan who will have beaten 4 top ten teams, there is a small chance they leave OSU in the top 4 ahead of louisville, but doubtful.

  11. UK Big Bored Update
    5:48 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

    Of course Bobby & Tommy Turtleneck cheated. Of course Bobby didn’t know; neither did Rick…right. Cheating is uavel. That’s what they do. Bobby says he does things with sportmanship. Are you efffing kidding? Like how you treate Jurich several times before trying to jumps ship. Like how you treated Arthur Blank and the Falcons. Like your sportman’s like behavior at ARK. Like how you pushed/roughed up a UK KID football player then manhandled an assistant coach in the recent past. Bobby is full of shit.

  12. KYcats11
    6:54 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

    Oh yes. Hire petrino! Hire petrino! So we can have things like this bringing negative attention to our university. Good idea, why didn’t I think of it.

    • UK Big Bored Update
      7:07 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

      The way lil bro sees things, the last negative thing that happened to uavel was Kragthorpe.

  13. winagain1
    8:26 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

    75 percent of posts on this site get 0 comments… 10 percent get 1 comment.
    This post about Petrino gets 20 something comments… I’d love to hear what diagnosis Sigmund Freud would label
    us as doing here….
    Held to much as a child? Not enough? Late night sneaky uncle? Folks we gotta move on… the Petrino ship has sailed.
    We need to focus on becoming bowl eligible and getting the extra practice and keep on with solid recruiting so we can be a contender in the East over the next few years. I believe it could happen with a few solid commits and a little luck. I hope in an upset we rush for 500 yards against them and upset them! Stranger things have happened

    • Booby Petrino
      9:32 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

      Your comments on this post are the most lengthy comments. Says a lot about you.

  14. StuckinLville
    7:48 am November 17, 2016 Permalink

    As much I dont like Louisville, this just seems awful suspicious to me. First off, it’s Wake Forest, not Clemson. Secondly, I highly doubt if they had anything like this it would had been left behind. And last, how convenient their staff “found” it. I just don’t see this being true. Sounds like someone was bitter about losing.

  15. 502CodeRed
    9:30 am November 17, 2016 Permalink

    Stealing Wake Forest’s plays is almost as laughable as stealing UK’s plays. Of course Wake is a much better team so who knows.

    • UK Big Board Update
      12:42 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

      The denial is strong with you folks….

      The hooker incident didn’t happen either… until the NCAA came out and said the hooker incident happened, remember? LOL

    • UK Big Board Update
      4:10 pm November 18, 2016 Permalink

      Man, how are you feeling today…? 😉