Posted: 12/17/2012 8:40 AM
Q: Where is the basketball program and where is it headed?A: I’m certainly not discouraged by what I’m seeing.
Q: One thing nobody is seeing is a lot of fans in the seats at Joel Coliseum. A: If you go back in our history, we have never drawn well in December.Looks like Ron forgot about this:The attendance total last season was the second lowest in the 23-year history of Joel Coliseum; the total the season before was the third lowest.
Q: One thing nobody is seeing is a lot of fans in the seats at Joel Coliseum.
Q: What about a lack of connection with the fan base? A: The problem is that we’re not winning. Jeff can’t connect with 15,000 fans.LOL. Jeff can't even connect with 3000 fans, 1000 of which are from High Point U. And he certainly can't connect with Miami fans as he shouts "F You" to them.
Q: What about a lack of connection with the fan base?
Q: So you’re convinced the fans will return to see a winning team? A: I am. Again the fans want one thing. They want winning basketball. And when that happens, do you think that a coach’s perceived public relations is going to get in the way of them coming back and cheering for a great basketball program?One problem there big guy...Bz hasn't ever won. He has a career losing record and it's not because he's a young up and comer. He's an old washed up loser who is collecting retirement on our collective dime.
Q: So you’re convinced the fans will return to see a winning team?
Posted: 12/17/2012 8:43 AM
Q: The word culture has become a lightning rod. How do you define it as it pertains to Wake Forest athletics?A: I can tell that we want a culture that reflects Wake Forest, that reflects the values and the ideas and the standards of this university
Posted: 12/17/2012 8:50 AM
Q: What about a lack of connection with the fan base?A: The problem is that we’re not winning. Jeff can’t connect with 15,000 fans. There’s just no way you can do that and do the job that he really has to do
Posted: 12/17/2012 8:54 AM
Posted: 12/17/2012 9:03 AM
CaryDeac wrote: The statement about winning may be true, but unfortunately....
Posted: 12/17/2012 9:05 AM
MTOW: I haven’t seen crowds this small.RW: Oh I have.MTOW: Really?RW: Oh heavens yes. I remember when I came here, and sitting in the stands, the first December I was here I was thinking `My gosh where is everybody? We’ve got to be drawing better than this.’ And there were four or five thousand at some of those games. So that’s not all that unusual.
Posted: 12/17/2012 9:06 AM
Last edited 12/17/2012 9:07 AM by Chrispy
Posted: 12/17/2012 9:10 AM
Chrispy wrote: I agree with Racer that failing to acknowledge the historic attendance issues doesn't make any sense at all.
Posted: 12/17/2012 9:11 AM
RacerDeac wrote: CaryDeac wrote: The statement about winning may be true, but unfortunately....Winning cures all...so let's hire a winner.
Posted: 12/17/2012 9:14 AM
Posted: 12/17/2012 9:22 AM
Posted: 12/17/2012 9:27 AM
R R Rhenish wrote: I understand that Wellman needs to publicly support his coach during the season.
Last edited 12/17/2012 9:29 AM by RacerDeac
Posted: 12/17/2012 9:55 AM
Posted: 12/17/2012 10:13 AM
Davidson Deac II wrote: Fwiw, he is right. Winning will solve the dissatisfaction that most people feel right now.
Last edited 12/17/2012 10:13 AM by RacerDeac
Posted: 12/17/2012 10:17 AM
Posted: 12/17/2012 10:23 AM
WakeForestIndy wrote: Honestly, winning would cure everything but he would have to win big and that's simply not happening.I don't think there is much in this interview to wring your hands about. Wellman is going to spin everything to be as positive as possible during the season because to do otherwise would damage the program for no good reason. Then he'll fire the guy come March 14th or 15th.
Posted: 12/17/2012 10:25 AM
Posted: 12/17/2012 10:27 AM
Ibleedgoldandblack wrote: I get the impression that Wellman is setting the stage for Bzz's retention rather than his termination.You aren't that effusive with your praise when you are considering terminating them at the end of the season.
RacerDeac wrote: If that was his only goal of the interview, he could have answered every question with:"No, we're not satisfied with ___________, but we're not complacent and we're standing behind Coach Bzdelik to get the job done."Instead, we get "Oh heaves yes" BS about how Wellman has seen the Joel just as empty in years past. Nothing to see here. Please move on.
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