June 4, 2015 9:00 pm -


Stephen Colbert did a joke about the bad win-loss record of Wake Forest’s football team, and coach Dave Clawson is so upset he won’t want Colbert’s new show.

“This is a school that respects tradition,” Colbert said during his speech. “Traditions like rolling the quad with toilet paper after big wins. And this is actually an eco-friendly tradition because, looking at this season’s win-loss record, you guys saved a lot of paper.”

Colbert did follow that up with, “Let me win you back: Duke sucks.” But that apparently was not enough to appease Clawson, whose first head coaching job was at Fordham.

Indeed, Wake Forest went just 3-9 last year in Clawson’s first season, finishing tied for last in the ACC Atlantic division. But Clawson still felt it was an unnecessary dig at his program.



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11 responses to Football Coach Infuriated By Colbert Joke At Commencement

  1. frambley1 June 4th, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    If only he was able to lead the team into also not watching Mr Colbert. But apparently he isn’t good at leading his team.

    What a frickin whiner. But to be clear, there is nothing I care about less than professional sports, except college sports.

  2. Ron Moore June 5th, 2015 at 1:09 am

    If you don’t want jokes made about your record, improve your team or get a better coach.

  3. fahvel June 5th, 2015 at 3:18 am

    truly an important news item.

    • rg9rts June 5th, 2015 at 7:21 am

      This is part of the sense of entitlement extended to jocks….and I don’t mean Scotsmen for our brit readers

      • fahvel June 5th, 2015 at 9:14 am

        do the angalises really call the scots jocks? odd since they don’t wear shorts under their kilts. Mais, je sais – c’est les athletes, oui?

        • rg9rts June 5th, 2015 at 12:29 pm

          Yes they do…we have a bunch of brits at my home site and got called on that …and whatever you do NEVER say poof to a brit..

  4. Gindy51 June 5th, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Call a Wahmbulance for the poor little coachie. What a thin skinned moron, no wonder they are a losing team.

  5. Warman1138 June 5th, 2015 at 6:51 am

    There’s a lot of money spent in colleges for sports from broadcasters and advertisers…..not so much for academics. Got to keep the gravy train rolling and avoiding criticism enables that.

  6. rg9rts June 5th, 2015 at 7:19 am

    Give me a break…jockstrap must be chaffing ….or he’s a gopee and has no sense of humor

  7. Suzanne McFly June 5th, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Truth hurts.

  8. Robert Kennedy June 5th, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Get a life. I can’t remember Wake Forest ever being good at anything, so you’re just following in a long standing tradition, it’s not personal.