The story that has dominated the college football world over the past 24 hours has been the revelation that a Wake Forest employee and former player, Tommy Elrod, had intentionally given Demon Deacon plays to Wake Forest opponents. Today, it was revealed that the University of Louisville was one of the recipients of that leak, which has been widely referred to as “Wakey Leaks”:
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) December 14, 2016
Louisville defeated Wake Forest 44-12 at home just over a month ago. The Cardinals, who are set to take on LSU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Eve, currently stand at 9-3 on the season, with newly-named Heisman winner Lamar Jackson leading the team.
Though it’s doubtful that any plays given to the Louisville staff by Elrod would have swung a game that was never particularly close, it’s certainly not a good reflection on the Louisville program — already headed by the controversial Bobby Petrino — that they knowingly accepted the plays.
It’s unclear at this time what, if any, action will be taken against the Cardinals, by either the NCAA or ACC. Elrod was fired by Wake Forest immediately as these revelations became public.