And now we leap into the great wide open that is fall camp for Wake Forest’s football program.

The Deacons’ first practice is Thursday morning, the first of 24 practices leading up to the Aug. 30 opener against Utah State. Soon enough, question marks — which freshmen will contribute immediately, who will be the left guard, how different will the defense be under coordinator Lyle Hemphill — will have answers.

So before we get started, here are the five biggest strengths for Wake Forest entering fall camp, followed by the five biggest concerns:

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