December 15, 2016

There's a scandal named Wakeyleaks. True story.: Wake Forest fires radio analyst for attempting to leak football game plans to Louisville and probably all of the other ACC schools. Yes, Wakeyleaks. /sigh...Wakeyleaks.

posted by NoMich to football at 08:12 AM - 5 comments

I had seen this story before it was given its clever name. The thing that got me was how much access this Elrod character was given to the team's info. Former staffer and player or not. I wonder what other schools allow this type of access, and to what extent.

With security like that, can you really call what Elrod did a "breach"? Coach Clawson could get a job in the IT department of the DNC anytime he wants.

I keep waiting to see if any publication will run a photo of Bobby Petrino that makes him look even remotely scrupulous or trustworthy. Apparently, there are no such photos.

posted by beaverboard at 09:56 AM on December 15

The thing that got me was how much access this Elrod character was given to the team's info. Former staffer and player or not. I wonder what other schools allow this type of access, and to what extent.

I think there's a reason this happened at Wake Forest, which isn't a high-profile program that needs to worry about things like infosec.

posted by Etrigan at 01:31 PM on December 15

probably all of the other ACC schools.

Army too.

posted by Etrigan at 01:33 PM on December 15

I want to read the tell-all by Tommy Elrod on why he did this. It looks like one of the greatest vendettas in sports history. I guess he took it hard when the new coach didn't keep him on staff in 2014.

That seems weird, though, since he got a broadcasting gig at the school. Most coaches love the easier life of a broadcaster.

posted by rcade at 05:19 PM on December 15

probably all of the other ACC schools.

If he gave game plan info to my alma mater Virginia, I think a case could be made that he did so on a compassion and mercy basis. Not that it matters. The Hoos needed far more hep than a varmint like Elrod could give 'em.

posted by beaverboard at 06:25 PM on December 15

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