To what extent do you feel as if you've settled into a groove this off-season?
BB: It takes a little [time] to get acclimated to the recruiting territory that you're going to undertake. It's very challenging to catch up in terms of the relationships. We feel like this 2012 class is the first time we've been able to recruit on a level playing field with some other people.
What was the biggest adjustment you had to make last year in going from Wright State, a mid-major, to a major conference?
BB: Time management. At the mid-major level you deal with a little media and you have a few speaking engagements, but it's not nearly the magnitude of what you have at the high-major level.
What changes have you seen going from Year 1 to Year 2?
BB: I view this as Year 1A. We're probably less experienced this year, even though we have five or six guys who have been in our system for a year. Half our team has never played a Division I game.
SI: DO YOU SEE ANY OF YOUR FRESHMEN FITTING IN RIGHT AWAY?
BB: WE'RE PROBABLY GOING TO NEED TWO OR THREE FRESHMEN TO BE GUYS WHO HELP US WIN GAMES. ONE OR TWO MIGHT START.
You were the coach for four years at UNC Wilmington before spending four years at Wright State in Ohio. Now you're back in the Carolinas. What did you miss?
BB: Great weather in the winter. The blue skies down here are awfully nice.