Friend of the Pants Bama Hawkeye is hanging up his blogging pants over at Off-Tackle Empire. Go wish him well, won't you? He did excellent work covering Iowa for OTE and we'll miss him (especially his tremendous bowl projections). Meanwhile, two other Friends of the Pants, Chris Grovich and Kevin Powers, are handing off the baton over at Black Shoe Diaries, too. There must be something in the water. Chris and Kevin were instrumental in BSD's resurgence last year and led the site's exhaustive (and frequently-excellent) coverage of the Sandusky scandal last fall. Try to send a few well-wishes their way, too. /sniff Blogfrica will miss all you guys.