Billy Donovan has been in this situation before—nobody playing on this year's team has however.
The mighty Florida Gators basketball team is 20-5 (9-2 SEC) and cruising toward a NCAA bid and also getting ready for the SEC tournament.
That video is from April 3, 2006 when Billy was talking to a group of kids who started that year having not really accomplished much themselves.
They of course went on to win back to back National Championships. Florida lost its last link to the '06-07 teams when everybody’s favorite, Dan Werner, graduated last year.
Billy Donovan is trying to get this group of players to understand what it takes.
I think Billy Donovan knows he has a good team. He also knows what it takes to be a great team and a National Champion. He’s educating them on that. They’re figuring it out but they’re not there yet.
We’ll see when the SEC Tournament begins because that's real March basketball.
These last few regular season games are more about getting better as a team than wins and losses—especially with the NCAA Tournament looming.