So as the disillusioned fan base its easy for us to recognize another right? Well, Wake Forest is attempting to join us on the lunatic fringe with their flying of a “Fire Ron Wellman” banner at the Wake vs State football game on Saturday.
ThisÂ Google Doc going aroundÂ is attempting to be an anti-Wellman propaganda machine and highlights some of the lowlights of Wake Forest Athletics.
Wake Forest fans and alumni are expressing their disillusionment with the state of Wake Forest Athletics by flying a banner before Saturday’s ACC football game against NC State reading â€œDemand Accountability. Fire Ron Wellman.â€
Regrettably, fans and alumni are resigned to this extraordinary measure after repeated attempts to bring concerns directly to Athletic Director Ron Wellman. Fans and alumni have attempted to engage Mr. Wellman through avenues including purchasing newspaper ads and billboards to draw attention to the decline of Wake Forest Athletics. However, Mr. Wellman has chosen to dismiss fan concerns through the press with platitudes such as â€œhistorical competitiveness,â€ â€œculture,â€ noting that he â€œcouldnâ€™t be happier.â€
The doc goes on to list “accomplishments” of Wellman’s career:
- Menâ€™s Basketball: Â 34-60 overall, 11-39 in the ACC in the last 3 years
- Football: Â 21-33 overall, 12-22 in the ACC from the 2009 season to today
- All Sports: Finished last in the ACC in the Directorâ€™s Cup the last 3 years
And they even include a nifty chart
Now all of us State fans know what it feels like to be looked down upon as the crazy ones wether it has merit or not but the whole banner thing is a bit below Wake Forest standards if you ask me. The people who are making the decisions, the big money donors, aren’t going to be influenced by some banner and a pamphlet.
Ron Wellman, is one of the more respected ADs in a the business and the same guy who hired a football coach that brought Wake-freaking-Forest an ACC Championship. Â Has he lost a few fans with the hire and constant support of Jeff Bezdelick, maybe so, but he’s earned a little more respect than a banner demanding he be fired.
Welcome to the lunatic fringe Wake fans.