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Monday March 25, 2013 Embedded with the Gators: Mr. Operations

Updated: 11:14am, March 25

Jack Pfaff AUSTIN, Texas -- The Florida coaching staff will immerse itself in Florida Gulf Coast the next few days in anticipation of its Sweet 16 game Friday night, but the Gator on the spot these frantic post-game and day-after hours is director of basketball operations Jack Pfaff.

With the South Region semifinal site less than three hours from here, rather than fly back on the team charter Sunday night following the 78-64 defeat of Minnesota, UF coach Billy Donovan opted to keep his team in Texas and bus today to the region’s next site: Dallas.

Another round of NCAA Tournament basketball means another round of logistical juggling and Pfaff is the one charged with arranging travel, hotel, practice sites, transportation, meals, training areas, etc.

Billy D and his staff may talk about “logistics” on that UPS commercial airing this month, but Pfaff (pictured left in the hotel lobby, working the web and the phones early Monday) is the one who has to make them happen. On the fly. And smoothly. 

And he's very good at what he does.

Speaking of which, brunch will be served here at the team hotel in an hour. After that, we’ll hop on the bus, Gus, and take the ride down Interstate-35 to Big D.

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