Honestly, ODU is becoming one of my favorite rivalries (if it's reached the level of "rivalry" yet). It's obviously behind Cuse and Duke, and probably UConn and Nova. But it's a different sort of rivalry b/c we all so strongly dislike those four. ODU always ends up being a team that (a) gives us an entertaining game, (b) tests our team early, and then (c) goes on to have a strong season, so it's good for our numbers. Everything about that series is a win for us, and I also think it's nice that they appreciate (or at least their commentators expressed appreciation for) a high major team setting up home-and-home series with them.
"I was wondering what was keeping this thread alive. That it is a discussion of what they call a famous defensive system and how and why hifi was banned from various football boards is not surprising in the least." -jgalt
Florida loses to UCF, Ticket (20 points on 10-11 shooting) is the only one playing even halfway decent.
Donovan was more comfortable with true team players than with the Boynton-types. He's called them out. Let's see how it turns out.
From ESPN.com: "After Wednesday's loss to unranked UCF, Billy Donovan took aim again. Donovan has been publicly harsh about his team's poor play early this season, but he took his criticism to its furthest extent after the Gators lost to Central Florida on Wednesday. ... Donovan was so disgusted with the way his team played that when he was asked about a late opportunity to tie the game, he said, "we didn't even deserve to be in that position." He went on to add, "Our issues are bigger than this loss." Donovan pinpointed what he believes is the problem in his postgame press conference: selfishness. "We have, I think, a group of guys ... that are way, way too wrapped up in their offense," he said, referring mainly to his perimeter players and going on to single out guards Kenny Boynton and Erving Walker.
The Palm Beach Post"
Over at Duke, after Irving's scoring outburst and the national media's slurping, will Coach K see a battle of egos among his guards? Will Kyle be comfortable with a ballhog? Irving's leaving after one year, but then comes Austin Rivers.