Earlier this week, I came across a post on the Wake Forest Sports Facebook page, mentioning how Tuesday's square-off against NC State would be a "Gold Rush" game. Simply put, have all fans wear gold in order to support the Deacs. Nothing too serious here, just a quick reminder before the game. While reading this post, I saw it had already been given 75 comments. Automatically thinking, "WOW, look at all this. These people must be having high hopes for tonight." I read the first comment, and as you could've guessed, all it said was "Go Deacs!" Scroll down just a little, and see someone comment how Wake had not stormed the court in so long. That started the chain reaction. Bit by bit, piece by piece, disgruntled fans giving their opinions on where they think Jeff Bzdelik and Ron Wellman should be right now. If you need a hint, it's not on the campus of Wake Forest University. Shortly after, I see a fan comment how Bzdelik and Wellman are doing just fine and should continue to strive to make progress. And this is where it all began. The aruging of people, sharing a common love, letting eachother have it about the uncertainty of where this once prestigious program is heading. My stomach dropped and I couldn't read any more of it. Why? Why does this always seem to be an issue? We can't discuss how much we want our Deacs to win. We can't discuss the anticipation of having a large crowd at the Joel. It has to be about the desire for changes in the Athletic Department. I have always been supportive of our Coach, I know it is not his wish to come out the wrong end of some games. But that's just what happens when a program is in it's rebuilding stages. My optimism remains. I wish the same could be said about others in the Deacon Community. I feel it is a bit unfair to just blame every single issue on two individuals. Both who have pretty impressive resumes and reasons to be at this University. Neither deserve the attention that they have received the past few months. Hopefully, if the Ol' Faithful continue their winning ways, this topic will vanish and cease to exsist. Who am I? Most would say your average, ordinary 17 year old high school student who clearly has no idea what is coming out of his mouth. And while that all may be true, what I can tell you is that Wake Forest means everything to me. My friends could confirm that for you. I know that there is always rain before a rainbow. The light is beginning to shine, my fellow Deacons. We are not going to get through the rough times arguing over something so childish and silly. My guess for the future is as good as yours. But, what about that means it can't be positive. Go Deacs!!!!
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