Florida learning from last year's CWS mistakes

Associated Press
Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan, left, congratulates Tyler Thompson (18) after the Gators of Florida defeated Mississippi State 8-6 during the third round of the NCAA college Super Regional baseball tournament in Gainesville, Fla., Sunday, June 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida expects to be better prepared for this trip to the College World Series.

The Gators, the overall No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament, advanced to Omaha, Neb., for consecutive years for the first time in school history. And coach Kevin O'Sullivan believes he learned from last year's quick exit.

O'Sullivan held a detailed team meeting this week to go over itinerary, tickets, packing and other little stuff that "crept up on us last year."

The coach also decided to take his team out west a day earlier than he did in 2010, feeling like a full practice in Omaha could make a difference when Florida (50-17) begins bracket play against Texas (49-17) on Saturday night.

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