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Though VCU coach Anthony Grant released a statement Sunday saying that he wasn’t offered the Florida job or hadn’t met with Florida officials, it appears that he was in line to become the next Florida coach before Billy Donovan had a change of heart.

A college source contended Grant’s statements and how events were reported to have transpired over the weekend. The source said Grant boarded the plane from Richmond, Va., to Gainesville early Saturday and that Donovan had not called to express his interest in Florida until later that night. The source also said a Florida staff member had called on Grant’s behalf to inquire about strength and conditioning coaches. Current Florida strength and conditioning coach Matt Herring is expected to follow Donovan to Orlando if he stays with the Magic.