With Hurricane Ian looming, Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson is raising concerns about his team traveling to Tallahassee for the game this weekend.

The ACC is presiding over the issue and has been in communication with Florida State this week regarding the storm’s potential.

Speaking with reporters on Tuesday afternoon, Clawson said the program would take the decision out of the ACC’s hands if it deems it unsafe to travel.

“You certainly hope that the ACC will make the right decision,” Clawson said. “If they don’t, we will. We’re not going to travel down there and put anyone at risk.”

Clawson reiterated that the Demon Deacons want to play in the game, but they will be prioritizing safety.

“We want to play, but only if it’s safe and appropriate,” Clawson said.


According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Ian will likely arrive in Florida on Thursday.

Other ACC games such as NC State-Clemson could also be impacted by this storm. South Carolina and South Florida have already adjusted their home games for this weekend.

Wake Forest-Florida State is a pivotal matchup in the ACC this season. Both programs are ranked in the top 25 this week and are considered to be contenders in the Atlantic division.

As of now, kickoff is still scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.