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Report: Mike White Was Jeremy Foley's First Choice To Replace Billy Donovan

Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley wasted no time in landing his replacement for Billy Donovan. Just three days after saying that the coaching search might last into June, Florida surprised the college basketball world with the swift hiring of Louisiana Tech's Mike White. There's a good explanation for why this process was so brief: according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, he was Foley's first choice.

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White may not be the biggest name, but the Florida native built Louisiana Tech into a power in Conference USA and a constant post-season threat. This seems like a very solid get for Foley and the Gators.