I (bobbyjack) will step to the background here. This place is in good hands with DJC and MS running the joint. I'll be available to them for potential site updates and stuff like that, but for the most part I'm going to mostly curb my contributions here.
To be honest I think I winged it last season and didn't like it. Normally I'd go a lot deeper into match ups and such, but last year it was purely stats driven. In previous years I was almost like a scout... finding a way to watch the opponent play and pass what I saw in them to the board. Last year... I watched less college basketball than I ever had before (minus Bama hoops which I must be a masochist 'cause I watched all by 3 games). Heck, I barely watched the Duke-Wisconsin title game.
The older I get the less time I find to sit down and watch sports. As I type this I remember the conversation I had with my dad about this some 20 years ago... which he told me he just doesn't get into it like he used to.
I will sit back as a fan and hope the Avery Johnson era is what we hope it will be... a rebirth of Alabama basketball. Here's the part that might make some folks mad... if it wasn't for Bruce Pearl and Auburn's run to the SECT's Final Four we probably are sitting with another year of Anthony Grant at the helm (unless he was going to quit).
I want to thank all the readers, commenters, and fellow authors for their contributions here.
Note- I'm not leaving... just stepping back.