Whit Babcock, the athletic director for Virginia Tech, issued a statement on Thursday afternoon about the involvement of the Hokies' football program in the so-called "WakeyLeaks" scandal in which a Wake Forest broadcaster was knowingly distributing inside information to opposing teams as far back as 2014.
The "WakeyLeaks scandal began after a copy of the Demon Deacons' playbook was found in the Louisville locker room following the Nov. 13 game.
Wake Forest's investigation revealed that radio analyst Tommy Elrod provided opposing teams “confidential and proprietary game preparations on multiple occasions” beginning in 2014.
Elrod had previously served as an assistant coach for the Demon Deacons but was not retained when Dave Clawson was hired before the 2014 season.
Babcock, who has overseen the Hokies' athletic program since January 2014, stated that a former Wake Forest staff member provided a former assistant coach with game plan information prior to the team's 2014 game. Ironically enough, that game spawned the infamous "0-0" photo that has since become part of Sports Twitter lore.
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"We have no indication at this time that any of this information was shared with any other staff members, nor utilized during the game itself," Babcock said in the statement. "However, should new information become available, we will be forthcoming and transparent.
We hold ourselves to a higher standard at Virginia Tech. We are disappointed and embarassed that this type of information was distributed to, and apparently received by one of our former assistant coaches. This type of information among peers or rivals is wrong and not in the vein of sportsmanship and integrity that we demand and expect, and for this, I personally apologize to the coaches, student-athletes, administration, alumni, students and fans of Wake Forest."
Wake Forest wound up defeating the Hokies 6-3 in overtime.