Maybe I worded it too harshly, I just meant that you guys weren't expected to be a top half team in the ACC while NC State was expected to challenge for the league title.
Wake has definitely improved and I'm also not sure Bz is the right guy for Wake. I still think it was a mistake to fire Gaudio. He wasn't a superb coach, but he is better than Bz.
I do agree about preseason predictions. State hasn't been quite as good as they were predicted to be, and Wake is a little better than they were predicted to be, and its still tough to win on the road in the ACC. That is why things went as they did last night.
I do think State has a shot at pulling it together before the season is out though. If they can get hot in Feb/March, they could do some damage in the tournament.
Regarding Gaudio, it doesn't bother me so much that they fired him, its who they replaced him with that bothers me. But if the team continues to play well, its likely Bzz will get another season.