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Things got so bad back in December that Wake Forest’s radio partner stopped taking phone calls into head basketball coach’s Jeff Bzdelik’s radio show. While things have gotten a bit better in early 2013 with win over the Wahoos and Wolfpack, the official “fire Jeff Bzdelik” campaign is now in full swing.
Bzdelik was hired when former Skip Prosser assistant Dino Gaudio was fired after taking the Demon Deacons to three straight NCAA tournaments.
Athletic director Ron Wellman hired Bzdelik whom he knew, liked and may well have worked with before (who knows for sure and who has time to look up the details when you’re busy pointing fingers? Really?) to replace Gaudio. It didn’t help that Bzdelik’s record at his previous job, Coloarado, was a whopping 36-58. Maybe it was the “z” in his name, like Krzgshfbv9ski?
Eamonn Brennan at ESPN.com says this: “It's an old Internet tradition, and at various points in its history has stretched into the completely ridiculous. (Google "Fire Bill Self" if you don't believe me.) But rarely does a "Fire X Coach" website have such a well-coordinated campaign in place. Not only is there a long-standing hash tag ("BuzzOut"), but a copious list of unflattering statistics, including his 2-44 road mark against the Big 12 and ACC, a 2-20 record in February and March at Wake, and the number of consecutive wins Bzdelik would need to match Gaudio's winning percentage (the answer is 67, which, yikes).”
Stand by to stand by...
Florida State is at Wake Forest on Saturday.