The “Jay Sawvel to Wake Forest” talk is now officially confirmed.
The former Minnesota defensive coordinator takes over a unit that wasn’t too bad last season according to the key advanced stats.
Jay was a Minnesota fan favorite during his time here, as Gophers fans starved for a defense appreciated the work he did turning less heralded defensive back recruits into NFL draft picks.
He was also a fun follow on Twitter, leading to the time Tom Dienhart made a fool of himself and Sawvel started dropping cold blooded subtweets (he deleted the coldest ones but you can find the text of them at the link).
@MVofDT @Gobie247 if anyone knows who Antonio Thompson is tell him to call me— Jay Sawvel (@JaySawvel) July 8, 2014
I was going to call out Antonio Thompson in my ALS ice bucket challenge tonight - but I haven't seen him recently.— Jay Sawvel (@JaySawvel) August 19, 2014
I for one enjoyed covering Jay while he was at Minnesota and wish him the best of luck at Wake!