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On turmoil, rumors and coaching buzz

Updated: April 12, 2010, 1:55 PM ET
By Doug Gottlieb
It might be the offseason, but that doesn't mean the news cycle and the rumor mill have stopped churning in the college basketball world. Here's my take on all the latest happenings …

• Not sure what exactly Wake Forest is planning on getting out of Jeff Bzdelik. "Buzz" is a very sound basketball coach, but Wake will be in for some tough sledding if he does not get a big-time recruiting-oriented staff. Remember, though Bzdelik was a winner at Air Force, it was only after the table was set by Joe Scott and Chris Mooney. Whereas at Colorado, where the cupboard was bare, the Buffs did nothing much of note, though they were well-coached. Bzdelik and Wake AD Ron Wellman have been friends for 20 years. So this seems to me like a guy firing a coach who he thought was in a little over his head, for a friend who he respects but might not have fully researched. Many in Boulder thought Bzdelik would take an NBA assistant job this summer because he was never really into recruiting. Does that sound like the perfect fit for the dog-eat-dog world of ACC basketball?

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