Originally Posted by macro
Two more things to consider in response to those wondering why Donovan would want to leave Florida and come to Lexington:
1) If I heard correctly on WHAS radio in Louisville tonight, Florida sold out their 12,000-seat arena only eight of 18 times this season, and this coming off a championship season.
2) Donovan met his wife while working in Lexington, and her parents live there. She is really big into the horse business.
I'm not saying that either of these, in and unto themselves, would be a determining factor, but they shouldn't be overlooked, either. It doesn't matter what Donovan accomplishes at Florida, he will always be the coach of the basketball team at a football school in a football state. In Kentucky, if he had success and brought a championship, he would be the most powerful man in the state this side of Mitch McConnell.
We could play this game all night long if we wanted.
His children are High School and Junior High (I heard on the news) I doubt they would be too thrilled leaving the people theyve known probably their entire lives, along with all their friends
Honestly though prediction time:
Donovan "listens to" Kentucky (Insert youre own definition of listens to).
Donovan goes the UF's AD and says "I want A, B, C, D... or I'm going to Kentucky."
UF's AD blinks a couple times says "You are Guru, here you go"
UF sings kombaya.