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Freshmen Adjusting in Practice

Freshmen Adjusting in Practice

The Gators aren't even a week into the practice schedule, but head coach Billy Donovan has seen progress from the two newcomers. Guard Brad Beal and forward Walter Pitchford are going through the normal ups and downs that freshmen have. The rigors of a college practice haven't stopped them. As they begin the find their roles on the team, Donovan expects to see them improve.

The first days of practice can overwhelm any first-year player. Billy Donovan and his staff have been focused on installation. Every player on the team besides Beal and Pitchford practiced with the Gators last year, so naturally they had an easy time picking up the plays. Donovan said Florida has focused on putting in out of bounds play, zone defenses, zone offenses and two different press...

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