Short summary of what BB and crew have been doing in Fla., sounds like a good mix of business and some pleasure, like his tradition of spending some time with Jimmy Johnson.
Bill Belichick holds Florida hoop coach Billy Donovan in high esteem but It wasn't just professional respect that dragged the Patriots head coach Bill Belichick to Monday night's national championship game.
Belichick, taking in the Gators win over OSU with his girlfriend Linda Holliday of Florida, had just completed his annual predraft junket of the Sunshine State. On his way North, he dropped into the Final Four to root on Donovan, who had Belichick address his team earlier this year.
Over the weekend, Belichick fished with former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson, a tradition the two men started in 2003 when Belichick sought the well-coiffed one's advice on attacking the draft. Since then, Belichick's gone back every year to talk team-building and draft strategy.
Prior to fishing with Jimmy, Belichick and some members of the Patriots scouting department got an up-close look at draft prospects from the Florida schools.