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Post Billy Donovan is steaming

Friday March 14, 2008

For the schadenfreude-inclined, the second-best news to come from the Georgia Dome last night was Florida’s early exit at the hands of Alabama. Florida trailed by as many as 28 before mounting a second-half comeback that came up short. Though Billy Donovan took responsibility for not having the team excited to play with an NCAA bid on the line, he placed a good deal of it on the young team.

“It’s in front of our guys, what it takes to win,” Donovan said. “For whatever reason, I haven’t brought it out in them. They’re not committed to it. But I’m not necessarily really that excited about these guys being sophomores, to be honest. I don’t think people change a whole lot, and I don’t think you’ve seen the basketball team change at all this year. So it’s hard for me to get overly thrilled or excited.”

Hey – sometimes it is on the players. That’s tough on the kids, but they do have some role in getting themselves up for a postseason run. I’m not going to blast Donovan for his comments, but it did give me a chuckle to see Mr. Orlando Magic talking about a “commitment issue.”

But I think we have a commitment issue, too, which bothers me as a coach because I just got done coaching a group the last two years that was so committed. And to be with this group, I don’t think just because they’re going to be another year older that all of a sudden, everything gets resolved. I don’t see that.

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