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Donovan: Gators 'drastically worse' on D

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07:25 AM ET 10.16 | To hear Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan tell it, a disturbing trend hangs over four days of practice. "We don't have all of our pieces there, but we are drastically worse defensively than we were a year ago," Donovan said. "I thought defensively last year, it was one the better defensive teams I've been around since being here at Florida. Just us keeping defensive field goal percentage and some of those kind of things, where our numbers are at, in relationship to where they were last year is way, way off right now." Last season, Florida ranked third in the nation in scoring defense, allowing just 54.4 points per game. It was the best scoring defense for the Gators since the 1948-49 season. It will be tough for Florida to repeat those lofty standards.

The Gainesville Sun

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October 16, 2013  08:18 AM ET

Outscore 'em then.

October 16, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Get em goin Billy...im dam excited for this season but I don't like to hear things like this

October 16, 2013  09:22 AM ET

Yeguette is out with injury. When he returns the defense will step up.

October 16, 2013  09:43 AM ET

Get Mus to come to practices and work on D with'em.


Of course, your number of fouls may go way up after that....

October 16, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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Get Mus to come to practices and work on D with'em.Of course, your number of fouls may go way up after that....

Then the offense will not score...

October 16, 2013  09:51 AM ET
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Then the offense will not score...

True dat. And the turnovers will triple.

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October 16, 2013  04:10 PM ET
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Great news for us Kentucky fans, you know, the ones that will be back on top this year.

yeah hahaha...well at least your decent at one sport

 
October 16, 2013  06:53 PM ET
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Great news for us Kentucky fans, you know, the ones that will be crying the blues after Sparty whips their team's backside in Chicago.

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