WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.-- Athletic director Ron Wellman is looking for a better year at Wake Forest in 2013-14.
In an interview with The Associated Press, the AD called the 2012-13 academic year "a disappointment" and said "our teams did not perform up to the level that we anticipated."
The biggest reasons were injuries and inexperience throughout the school's two highest-profile programs -- football and men's basketball.
Jim Grobe's injury-riddled football team stumbled to its fourth straight losing season. Embattled basketball coach Jeff Bzdelik's youth-dominated squad made noticeable progress but still finished under .500 for the third straight year.
Wellman says he thinks "we're going to bounce back in football" and adds that the basketball program's "future, I believe, is bright because of the returners we have."