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Like Pelphrey, he believes his head-coaching experience will serve Florida well.

“Coming as head coaches, you understand the urgency, you understand the importance, you understand the little things and how important those things are,” Roberts said. “The same things coach Donovan’s going to be preaching to us we’ve already preached to our assistants.”

McCall originally joined Donovan’s staff as a student manager in 2001. He became head manager the following year and later accepted a position as Florida’s director of basketball operations, which he held for two seasons (2006-08). He spent the last three as an assistant at Florida Atlantic.

Now, McCall, Pelphrey, Roberts and Donovan are trying to fit together _ and fast.

“We all just want to play our role to be the best we can be, and here, you know if you’re the best you can be, then you can win it all,” Pelphrey said.