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  1. Captain Sasquatch

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    Hung with a great team while shooting 36%. Imagine if that number was 45%.
     
    • SamIamGator92

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      ALas, if only we weren’t so cheap...we could hire Big time Calimari and instantly all the unstoppable 6’10” and above players would flock to Gainesville. You guys are fooling yourselves.

      Mike White has the best back to back class Ever signed at UF. Heck, he’s got more five stars signed than Mullen. Name the time Billy D signed three five stars in a two year period? Now back the fuvvvk off and give him time to develop them. He’ll win plenty, ya turds.
       
      • CGgater

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        Well, he just got that asst coach in the off season who is known for recruiting/developing big men. Hopefully we’ll see positive results sooner than later.
         
        • Frozen Gator

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          To be fair to Hayes, he is (and has been) being played out of position. We don't have a true center and Hayes (and the team) suffers for it. When we had Egbunu Hayes was a valuable and prolific contributor.
           
          #102 Frozen Gator, Dec 9, 2018
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            We a played a top 10 team pretty tough today. We defended and competed pretty well. We didn't make the effort plays that they did imo. Looks like we're improving. I think we can be a tournament team.
             
            • Jay26

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              Few thoughts:

              1) Does White focus at all on offense during practices or is it only defense? From our performances in his tenure, I’m leaning towards the latter.

              2) Do we need a new strength coach? Feel like Mike Kent just switched over to basketball. We’ve been soft in the paint for a while now, and Hayes looks like he’s gained 2 lbs since he got here.

              3) As much as I love Allen, we have to stop putting the ball in his hands late. I can’t think of a time he’s hit a big shot late but I can remember plenty of misses. Please correct me if my memory is failing me.

              4) White does not hold his players accountable for reckless shots. It’s apparent he lets our guys do basically whatever they want on offense and take any contested shot at any point. Start sitting guys like you would when they have a breakdown on defense.

              5) FREE THROWS! Cannot continue to shoot 50% from the FT line. Get these guys a sports psychologist or something cuz this is getting ridiculous and it’s already cost us a couple games.

              Alright, I feel better now :)
               
              • SamIamGator92

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                Hilariously incorrect. Neither Boynton nor Young were five stars. Both were great Gators who stayed until their senior years. Beal was a one and done, typical of five stars. People who want to can Mike White for struggling offensively are not appreciating the tremendous job he’s doing in recruiting the last two seasons. Our best players are our youngest players.
                 
                • InstiGATOR1

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                  UF also signed 5 star recruits Kenny Boynton, Patric Young and Bradley Beal in consecutive class in 2009 to 2011. It is amazing to me how much about UF UF fans forget so quickly.
                   
                  • Double Gator Dad

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                    Questioning the team and the coaches performance doesn’t make one a hater. It usually involves someone who cares about the program and wants what is best. Calling people haters when they merely disagree with you is one of our biggest problems in this country today
                     
                    • Jbossgator8

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                      Yeah Tenn beat Gonzaga just like we BEAT Gonzaga last year. How quickly we forget that and the ELITE 8 predicated by White turning the program around very quickly when it needed new direction after Billy D left. 3 20 win seasons and 2 NCAA tourneys so just about right how we need to be as a program. Top 5 recruiting class SIGNED and coming in next season ALONG with the 3 hot prospects we have as freshman learning this year. White still learning on the job like someone else said. No he is not perfect and neither is any other coach. When we start having losing season and recruiting classes in the 20s and 30s then we can jump off the cliff. Not yet though Gators. Always funny to see the tone and WHO posts in the game threads in the wins vs losses. Not much said positive when we win and then it sounds like we haven't won a game in years in the losses. Stay off the ledge my friends. Go Gators!!
                       
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                        Exactly. Donovan learned on the job at UF and hopefully White will too. Heck I think some of his switches to zone against UWVa were good coaching adjustments he might not have made a year or so back. Like Donovan hired Shyatt as a defensive specialist assistant, perhaps White will find someone similar to help him on offense.
                         
                        • t-gator

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                          Right here, betch!
                           
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                            We only had 7 assists for the entire game. That's pathetic and shows little ball movement and a lot of dribbling & one on one play. Add to that 25% shooting 3's, 36^ overall shooting, plus only 58% in FT's and I don't care who you're playing we didn't deserve to win. And playing a Top 10 team close is not a good enough standard for the University of Florida.
                             
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                              Florida is down 50-44 at the under 8 timeout. Had 4 chances to cut it ton1 possessions but took 4 horrible shots and dribbled for 30 seconds in between
                               
                              • Jay26

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                                Izzo showing White what an offense looks like. Look at the cuts, ball movement and crisp passes. Beautiful
                                 
                                • MidwestChomp

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                                  Calipari is a mediocre Xs and Os coach. He can recruit, but he should win more with those recruits.

                                  Give me a Billy D type who can take a young Wilbekin and develop him into an assassin. Or take Patric Young and convince him to become one of the best defenders UF has seen. Or take an ad-on like Parsons and make him a conference player of the year. I could care less about getting all the 5 stars. If you can coach and develop players you'll be successful.

                                  It took a few years for Billy D to craft his coaching style. I have hopes for coach White. Year 4...these are his recruits now. Next year I expect to see some bigger things happening with the frosh this year and next year.
                                   
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                                    You are losing credibility left and right. Just stop.

                                    Patric Young Rivals: 5 Star
                                    Patric Young, 2010 Center - Rivals.com

                                    Patric Young 247: 5 Star
                                    Patric Young, Florida, Center (BK)

                                    Kenny Boynton Rivals: 5 Star
                                    Kenny Boynton, 2009 Shooting guard - Rivals.com

                                    Kenny Boynton 247: 5 Star
                                    Kenny Boynton, Florida, Shooting Guard

                                    Should we go ahead and throw in Chris Walker & Kasey Hill?
                                     
                                    • t-gator

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                                      He's off to a good start. We just signed a top 50 player at center.
                                       
                                      • Double Gator Dad

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                                        One last comment and then I will shut up. When Fooley hired Billy we were a wannabe basketball school with a lame arena and nothing to sell to a coach but an opportunity. Consequently Fooley went for an up and coming young coach and he nailed it. What logic did Fooley apply to think that he should duplicate his search when everything was different? We were a top 10 - 15 program with gobs of wins and banners hanging with a state of the art facility on the way. Why in he!! Did Fooley hire the same profile when he could have pursued an established winner? I guess he was so comfortable shopping at Kmart he didn’t know where else to go. Here we are waiting for a young coach to “learn on the fly” when we really didn’t need to go through the ramp up again. Will we ever get to the point where we are willing to pay for excellence?
                                         
                                        • Tay Bang

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                                          Me too. We don’t match up well with long athletic teams like Sparty and Nolies. We got a bunch of upperclassmen smurfs and gawky bigs that will hopefully be phased out with a few recruiting classes.
                                           

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