Your Daily Gator needs some coaxin’.

Shot.

Billy Napier has almost completed his first offseason as head coach of the Florida Gators football team. With the hopes that his team is ready to tackle the season and regain UF’s reputation as a SEC East power, the pieces are falling into place as we speak.

“We’re in our summer regimen, essentially we’re getting ready to move right into training camp,” Napier said. “This is phase five, training camps is phase six, in-season is seven and post season is eight. So we’re moving right along.

“You know, I think the first time for each one of these things, not only with the staff but with the players, but I can’t compliment our staff enough. I think we’ve got really good people in all those areas from a leadership standpoint – Mark Hocke, Kelsee Gomes, Paul Silvestri, Joe Danos – all people in performance have done a really good job.”

If Napier’s track record is anything to go off of, Florida fans should be excited about the future of the Gators program. Since taking over Louisiana in 2018, he has compiled a 39-12 record where he won the Sun Belt Coach of the Year award in just his second season at the helm. Napier, who is also a former assistant under Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney, led Louisiana to double-digit victories in each of the past three seasons.

Now, following Florida’s poor 2021 season, Napier has become a breath of fresh air for those Gators players. Ushering in strong support staff and bringing in the No. 20 recruiting class (including six transfers) in the country in his first offseason that features nine four-star prospects or better, according to the On3 Consensus, he’s already on the right track to revive the Gators program.

“I think the summer is a big piece of the puzzle, so good people and I’m certainly excited about what I see so far.”

Chaser (thanks, Patrick!):

Don’t delay, Gator fans!  Do it today!

Looks like Scott Stricklin’s gonna need that smaller stadium, alright.

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20 responses to “Your Daily Gator needs some coaxin’.

  1. Got Cowdog

    Huh. Didn’t know he worked for Saban, but then again who hasn’t?
    So the gators went out and got a store brand Kirby Smart?

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  2. RangerRuss

    Averaging 3 losses per season in the Sun Belt ain’t nothing to get excited about.
    Fuck those motherfuckers.

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  3. practicaldawg

    Projecting success in the Sun Belt to the SEC is doing some other worldly heavy lifting

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  4. W Cobb Dawg

    Damn, they’re already in Phase 5?! Time to pop the corks on a few champagne bottles.

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      I’m glad he explained the phases. Otherwise, no one would’ve known wtf he was talking about.

      But it does lead to questions. Is there a transition between phases, or must all work on phase 4 cease before one can begin phase 5?

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      • Down Island Way

        After that little note the FU hc penned for the hogtown population, the FU hc is now officially in the 10 steps of denial, in his case phases, phases 8/9 are gonna show the FU football program is still floating in circles and will be shocking for the FU fan base…phase 10 will the point of no return where all realize the FU hc is in over his phase…#FTMF

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  5. biggusrickus

    Truly a miracle worker. I mean, Mullen was such a terrible recruiter, he only had the number 12 class with 13 4-star or higher prospects in 2021.

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  6. munsoning

    Billy forgot phase 9: get run outta Hogtown on a rail.

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  7. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

    Focusing on the positive here for DawgNation:

    FU fan apathy can only be a good thing for us. Recruits see it and hear it. It goes beyond the terrible food they were served (we all saw the picture, right?). It goes beyond staff promises. FU fans are not giving to either of their NIL collectives the way it was expected. Sunbelt Billy is not recruiting like they expected. As a fanbase, they’re in a deep funk, and recruits can smell the stink of it and want nothing to do with it.

    The better for us. Go Dawgs!

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  8. Russ

    Nothing says “excitement” like 25% off on tickets.

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  9. Holy smokes…25% off! Think would quietly haven given those tickets away for free to groups that can fill the stadium first then drop prices across the board next season. Deep discounting is never good for the brand image.

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