GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ He's been ``Officer Bill,'' a history
professor, a tour guide, a father figure and even a friend.
He's been way more than just a basketball coach.
Billy Donovan has been a master motivator for top-seeded
Florida. He inspires players with championship rings and keeps them
He could become the first team in 15 years to successfully
defend its national championship title.
He's kept the Gators hungry and humble while dealing with
off-the-chart expectations, outside influences and the constant
pressure of trying to make history.
Florida plays fifth-seeded Butler on Friday in the Midwest
Regional in St. Louis.