Good Billy D article

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    Yeah maybe a good article if you can get past that picture caption.
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    It was terrible winning all of those national titles, I agree.

    Great article about an unbelievable coach. I still remember these boards suggesting he was wasn't "invested" in the program any longer after the national titles. Or arguing he should have been replaced by Mark Few or Paul Hewitt in the early 90s. Just unconscionable.
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    The caption says:

    "Billy Donovan, left, and Urban Meyer, right, made Florida a two-sport powerhouse"

    while I am more in line with your .sig sentiment.
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    Seeing as how we had one national title between the two sports prior to 2006 and then four between them over the next three years, I think that is what the caption has in mind. We were obviously a "powerhouse" in football under Spurrier, but the overlap with Donovan was rather minimal.
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    Donovan overlapped with Spurrier for half of Spurrier's tenure at UF. Spurrier coached at UF for 6 years Donovan was at UF, the same number as Meyer coached at UF while Donovan was there.

    I guess maybe you mean the overlap of championship season? If so, that is not what that caption says.
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    Good lord, you are in mid-season form. We were hardly a national power Donovan's first couple of seasons and we only had one streak under Spurrier that approximated 2006-08 on a national scale (93-96). I think it is fair to say the years 2006-08 were pretty special and unique on a national scale: consecutive hoops national titles, three lottery picks, two football national titles, one Heisman winner, consecutive top-ranked football recruiting classes.
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    Look I can not help it if you DONT know the meaning of the word "MADE."
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    As always, good conversation. Gonna be a long season on these boards.
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    I love both you.
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    I thought you were talking about this caption: "Florida coach Billie Donovan talks about his team with the media during Florida's media day in Gainseville, Fla"
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    Ha! Nice.
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    Well, Insti and Rserina's arguments not withstanding, that is a very good article and really shows why this fellow is both a Very Good Person and a Great Coach.
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    I actually thought this too. Was something else noteworthy in another caption? :ninja:
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    He and the Doctor got along well.

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