The Wake Forest football season isn’t over.
In fact, it’s just getting started.
Homecoming has a way of healing.
Much maligned Mitch Griffis will be the starter, but only because his backup who replaced him last weekend, Michael Kern, got hurt.
But after he heaves a few interceptions and gets sacked a few times tomorrow, Gritty Griffis will get replaced by third-string quarterback Santino Marucci, who will kickstart his journey to winning the Heisman Trophy in 2024, leading the Deacs to the national championship next Fall, and getting selected number one overall in the NFL draft.
After Pitts gets lit up by this six feet one, 217 pounder for 4 touchdown passes and 400 yards on 70 percent completions and, importantly, no sacks and interceptions, Santino will instantly become the buzz of the college football world on a scale much broader and more intense than Coach Prime was the first few weeks of this season.
College football pundits will speculate he’s got a better arm than Drake Maye and more pro potential and more lucrative name image and likeness (NIL) opportunities than Caleb Williams.
In a wild change of broadcasting plans, all caught up by Great Santino hysteria, next weekend ESPN’s College GameDay Saturday morning football broadcast will set up its studio on the Wake Forest Quad and interview the Great Santino before he shatters Florida State’s unbeaten streak and chance at a national title and gets driven off Allegacy Field by the Demon Deacon on the loud motorcycle.
Santino will get offered all kinds of NIL money from Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Bojangles while Alabama boosters will start lurking all over Winston-Salem offering him $25 million to come play for the Crimson Tide next season because he’s the guy who has the ability to bring Nick Saban his 7th national title.
But Santino will say he wants to deliver a national championship in football to Wake Forest – the university’s first.
Don’t believe me?
Dig this Hudl video of him firing TD passes and rumbling over guys with the ball as a high school phenom.
The Great Santino put up some serious stats in high school so we all should have seen his superstardom coming. Dominating at Bartram Trail High School in Jacksonville, Florida, the Great Santino passed for 5,064 passing yards and 1,495 rushing yards in his career – with a total of 82 total touchdowns. Many will say starting tomorrow he’s the best QB ever to come out of Jacksonville, even better than the Great Riley Skinner is a Winner who led Wake Forest to the Orange Bowl in 2007.
A superb three-sport athlete he was, excelling in football, baseball, and wrestling. They say his wrestling makes him ideal for fighting off sacks from blitzing defenders – and that’s what we need.
Watch the Great Santino today. You’ll see a guy get his chance and ascend to the top of the college football world in one afternoon. Right here in our home of Winston-Salem.
You’ll feel better after seeing him shine today than you ever have about Wake Forest football. You’ll know, deep down, that the Great Santino has come to lift us to football euphoria we’ve never experienced before.
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