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Jeff Bzdelik's time as head coach at Wake Forest might be growing short because of the caustic atmosphere developing around his program from angry fans as much as the results his team has produced.
In fact, if a countdown clock at Firebz.com is correct, there shouldn't be more than two days, 14 hours, 51 minutes and 27 seconds left in his tenure as of this writing. Apparently they don't expect him to coach in the ACC tournament next week.
The disgruntled fans who started Firebz.com earlier this season brought their case out of Cyberspace to the folks who still get their news in print. They took out an ad in the Wake Forest student newspaper this week asking students to encourage athletic director Ron Wellman to fire Bzdelik. A picture of the ad first turned up on Twitter from Adam Bridgers via @AWBridgers.
These folks aren't fond of Wellman either because he's the man who made the unpopular decision to hire Bzdelik away from Colorado three years ago. Bzdelik was 36-58 in three seasons in Boulder from 2007 to 2010, though his recruiting did pave the way for some of the success Tad Boyle has enjoyed with the Buffs.
The advertisement is just the latest development in campaign to oust Bzdelik. It's never a good thing to see anyone fail and lose their job, but it's tough to make a case for Bzdelik when confronted with the numbers such as Bzdelik's 1-25 road record in the ACC or his 4-25 record in February and March during his tenure at Wake.
The Demon Deacons are 12-17 overall and 5-12 in ACC play with only Virginia Tech saving them from the cellar entering Saturday's regular season finale at home against the Hokies.
When Wake Forest beat NC State and then-No. 2 Miami last month, some speculated it might show enough improvement to allow Wellman to make a case for bringing Bzdelik back. But since the Miami win, the Demon Deacons have lost three straight and some fans seem to be fed up.