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As Wake Forest wins, Clawson becomes a hotter name

Looking at Dave Clawson’s coaching record, two things are clear: He knows how to rebuild a program, and after he succeeds, he doesn’t stick around very long.

Now that he’s done the first at Wake Forest, it’s time to think about the second. While Deacon fans are hungry for a great season, they also should be worried that too much success this season makes Clawson an attractive candidate for other programs.

Clawson has coached at three schools before Wake Forest: Fordham, Richmond and Bowling Green. In the cases of Fordham and Richmond, he took over struggling programs and turned them into FCS (or Div. I-AA at the time) playoff teams. At Bowling Green, he took over a .500 program and put it in three bowls in five seasons.

At Wake Forest, Clawson has the Deacons at 5-1 and almost certainly headed for their first bowl game since 2011. He’s also succeeded in landing significant funding for facilities, including an indoor practice arena and a new conditioning center.

But how does Clawson view the future at Wake Forest?

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