The Wake Forest leaking scandal continues to grow larger.
On Thursday, Sports Illustrated‘s Pete Thamel reported that Virginia Tech became the latest school to be informed of its involvement in the scandal, which involved a Wake Forest employee and former player, Tommy Elrod, intentionally giving the Demon Deacons’ plays to Wake Forest opponents. Louisville and Army also are involved.
The Hokies’ lone game against Wake Forest in the years being investigated, 2014 through 2016, happened when Wake Forest claimed a 6-3 victory in double overtime in 2014. Thamel reports that “the information provided to Virginia Tech came to a former assistant coach and was regarding potential trick plays for that game.”
Virginia Tech plays Arkansas in the Belk Bowl on Dec. 29.
Former Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer released a statement regarding the report.
— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) December 15, 2016
Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock also published a statement on the matter.
— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) December 15, 2016
This is a bizarre story, and it will be interesting to see if it serves as a distraction for Virginia Tech against Arkansas.
The Hokies are 9-4 under coach Justin Fuente, who’s in his first year at the school.