Originally written on College Spun  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan doesn’t appear to be very pleased with how the Gators are performing in practice on the defensive end so far this year. Donovan’s thinks that his Gators, who finished No. 3 nationally in scoring defense last season, are considerably worse than they were last year. He then joked with Jason Lieser of The Palm Beach Post about suiting up for the squad. Gators coach Billy Donovan: “We are drastically worse defensively than we were last year.” — Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) October 15, 2013 I told Billy Donovan I’d practice if needed, but I absolutely don’t play defense & he said,”That’s fine. You’ll fit right in with our guys.” — Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) October 15, 2013 Head Coach Billy Donovan meeting with the media #ItsGreatUF pic.twitter.com/kMgE2HaFfv — Gator M-Basketball (@GatorZoneMBK) October 15, 2013 While I’m sure there is a bit of truth to what Donovan is preaching to the media, Florida is usually one of the best defensive teams in the country. This sounds more like an attempt to motivate his guys.
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