If a leopard cannot change his spots, can a Gator change his tune?
Apparently so, if the Gator involved is Billy Donovan and he is singing about the upcoming fortunes of his basketball team.
Now, Donovan is known, fairly or not, for changing his mind. He bolted for the pro's a couple of years ago and then decided that college coaching was not so bad after all.
His change of opinion in 2008 is due not so much to "buyer's remorse" as "player development." Turns out that Donovan sees some upside in his returning players that he didn't see at the end of last season. Add to their development the arrival of several talented freshmen, and Donovan is waxing optimistic on the team's chances this year.