Lamar Jackson thinks Wake Forest coach slammed his NFL chances

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It was the first week of 2017 when an ACC coach slammed newly minted Heisman winner Lamar Jackson's NFL prospects to Pete Thamel in Sports Illustrated.

When asked about Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson's chances of succeeding at the professional level, the unnamed coach gave him a much better chance than the Louisville star.

"Jackson has no shot at playing quarterback in the NFL. None," he said. "He can't make the throws and can't read coverages. He's not going to have a chance."

Fast forward to Saturday's Louisville media day where Jackson said he thinks he solved the mystery of what coach had the negative scouting report on him.

"Yeah, I heard Wake Forest. I heard (it was) the Wake Forest coach," Jackson said, per Gentry Estes of the Courier-Journal. "But we won, so I really don't care."

The Demon Deacons held Jackson to a season-low 145 yards passing in the Cardinals 44-12 win, but the speedy pivot torched his opponent on the ground with 188 yards rushing.

This situation isn't the only time Wake Forest and Louisville are being mentioned together, as the two schools were also the main players in the WakeyLeaks scandal that led to Cardinals assistant Lonnie Galloway's suspension. Galloway accepted information on the Demon Deacons' game plan from one of the team's radio analysts prior to their meeting last November.

The two schools square off in Winston-Salem on Oct. 28 this season.

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