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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    Prediction: Florida will match (and perhaps exceed) any $ that UK offers.
    If they shell out a huge raise for Donovan, will they be able to come up with the additional money when the football coach comes calling for his raise?

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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    Quote Originally Posted by macro View Post
    If they shell out a huge raise for Donovan, will they be able to come up with the additional money when the football coach comes calling for his raise?
    Yes.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    It's about more than the dollars.
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    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    The dollars will be more or less equal. The dollars will not be the deciding factor for Billy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    This lineup looks more like it if Donovan comes.

    PG-Ramel Bradley
    SG-Jodie Meeks
    SF-Joe Crawford
    PF-Perry Stevenson
    C-Patrick Patterson

    Jasper and Calathes first options off the bench.
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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Ppppleeeeaaaaassseeee

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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    Why would Donovan leave Florida where he is pretty much Rick Pitino and Adolph Rupp of Florida. UK just chased a coach who won 20+ games a year, 10 straight NCAA appearances, won a national championship in his tenure there. And it's not like Florida is desperate for money. He played with Pitino at PROVIDENCE not Kentucky. Why would he be busting down the door for a job when he's got a really nice one currently that doesnt include the fish bowl affect that Kentucky does?

    Like Rich left Alabama standing wondering WTH happened? I thought EVERYONE would kill to coach here?

    I think Donovan may use UK to leverage some things and get a bit nicer deal but he wont leave.

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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    Heard this a.m. on ESPN Radio that Billy D. could end up coaching the Miami Heat if FLA wins another championship. Can't remember which talking head spilled that rumor, it was during the Mike & Mike show.

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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    Sorry this is the Billy to UK thread, no negative remarks towards the UK program or Billy not coming to UK.

    Rule #1
    - do not say Billy is definitely coming to UK (you will jinx them)
    Rule #2
    - do not say that Billy will stay at Florida (because theres a good chance he will stay and if everyone says he will stay then it might happen)
    Rule #3
    - do not say that Billy will go to the NBA (UK > Miami Heat or NBA, most people consider the NBA better than college, do not mention this because again it could jinx UK)
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    - even if you don't have a religion, please pray at least before you go to bed that you will wake up with Billy Donavan (as a coach, perverts)

    Feel free to add to the rules as long as they don't alter any of the previous, and don't trigger any act of jinxing.


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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    I'm not saying that I don't think he'll go to UK, it seems as if he will, I just don't understand why. He's building Florida into a national power house. I could understand him leaving to coach the Heat though.

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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    Heard this a.m. on ESPN Radio that Billy D. could end up coaching the Miami Heat if FLA wins another championship. Can't remember which talking head spilled that rumor, it was during the Mike & Mike show.
    Well, the NBA season ends in June, and I don't think Donovan will be waiting that long.

    Same reason I don't see us waiting on Mike D'Antoni.
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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    He has a chance to put his own very personal stamp on one of the top two or three basketball programs in the history of college basketball.

    If he goes to UK, he'll be successful there. The man can flat-out recruit and evaluate talent, and with the cachet that comes along with the Kentucky basketball program (cachet that Tubby was unable to harness) he'll have Kentucky back to dominating the SEC.

    As good as he's recruiting at Florida, he'll do even better with the University of Kentucky stamp at the top of the letterhead.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    The argument I NEVER understood about why Billy wouldn't want to go to UK: "He has it made at Florida - he is winning and doesn't have any pressure to do anything!" Some have said the same, to a lesser extent, about Rick Barnes at Texas as well. Both in recruiting groundswells, both not in a high-pressure situation though they have successful seasons.... and both are second fiddle by a LONGSHOT to football. Not EVERYONE wants to rest on their laurels and be content at a "low-pressure" job... just saying.

    Last night's rumor that "escaped" is almost completely factual from the info I know, and I would go as far as to say that some people don't mind it "getting out" - what with all the top recruits in the state for an all-star game. I do not think WLEX and some of the other news outlets should have presented it as fact as they did; that was foolhardy. Florida does have more time to get the money together to pay him, but fact is, they will most likely not have the sources to match his UK offer AND give the raise that will assuredly HAVE to be given to Urban Meyer who is the one coaching Florida's cash cow.

    If it's Donovan, and I STRONGLY think the deal has been made already, we are going to know Wednesday of next week. Eight days.

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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    Nick Calathes has already signed his LOI so UF would have to release him from it. Not saying that they wouldn't because of the impact it may have on future recruits. But If they indeed lose thier coach to UK, they might want to play hardball with the 5 star PG and not let him go to thier rival UK as well. Just my opinion though.
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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    Quote Originally Posted by roundboy22 View Post
    Nick Calathes has already signed his LOI so UF would have to release him from it. Not saying that they wouldn't because of the impact it may have on future recruits. But If they indeed lose thier coach to UK, they might want to play hardball with the 5 star PG and not let him go to thier rival UK as well. Just my opinion though.
    That is true. They may agree to release their incoming class, as long as its not to follow Billy to Kentucky. I could see Kentucky doing the same thing with Tubby and Minnesota.

    Don't know if any of you have been reading the Florida message board, but they are in a bigger pandemonium than Kentucky. Scout.com's board has very little having to do with the game against UCLA. Its all about whether Billy leaves for Kentucky or not.

    I personally hope that for Kentucky's sale that the rumor is not true. As much as I would love to get Billy, I do think it is very classless to be talking contract trying to lure a coach away during the NCAA tournament. I could be wrong, but that is JMHO.
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