since probably 1999. I was excited about the 2000 season too, but with Shaun and Big Sam gone, I wasn't as excited as I was about the '99 season. I'm NOT predicting 1999 type success from this team in 2008, but it is nice knowing that this squad has a ton of great young talent which will be the driving force behind a fierce team in the very near future. I look forward to watching these kids develop, and watching more players brought into the program that are of the same caliber every February. For the first time since Coach Stallings retired, we are in good hands with a proven winner AND we have a team sprinkled with talented playmakers. I think the Tide is still a season or two away from hitting on all cylinders and having top shelf depth at every position, but it is going to be fun to watch this ascension back to the top of the college football world unfold. I for one, am ready for it to begin, with that kickoff against Clemson.