Billy Napier Media Availability

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Florida Gators Head Coach Billy Napier is set to have a press conference starting at 11:30 a.m.

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Rafael De Los Santos
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Coach Napier is here
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"The intent of getting together today was to talk about where we are as an organization, as a team."
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Says that the team has been going through a 13-day evaluation of each player as a way to establish what he has dubbed the "foundation."
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It's important that you define self-discipline for the players, attention to detail."
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conditioning, performance, sports science, nutrition. These are the pillars of that Napier has established for the future of a renovated Florida Football program.
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"Phase 1- foundation starts Tuesday." Coach Napier has scheduled a scheme to get the program back on track.
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Says that he knows how many staff members are left to hire more than he knows how many he's hired so far.
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On the sense of urgency created by Georgia's performance in the past year:

"Congratulations to Georgia and Kirby Smart."

"For us, we have our own grass to mow." Napier added that focus on Florida is his priority but it's important to know where your opponents are and what they are doing.
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"It's a lot of conversation, a lot of dialogue." Napier said that the big thing is to establish working relationships, trust and organizations in all areas when evaluating players he has inherited.

Says that "an IDP approach" has been established (individual development plan)
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"One of the new. things I like about the new facility, is the all student athlete dining and lounge areas."
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On the importance of jobs like "quality control for the inside linebackers":

Says that the goal the coach to player ratio is something he keeps in mind, especially with the size of the roster.

"We want to improve relationships."

Napier said that having a big team allows for delegation, a key component of the 8 phase plan he has established.
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Says that the hiring of Katie Turner:

"You kinda have to separate the evaluation process from the recruiting process."

Napier says the team is in the sales business, creating unique experiences for the players and their families.
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Says the team will take a very objective and "team approach" to the evaluation process of inherited players.
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On hiring of Corey Raymond:

Napier says that Raymond's pedigree speaks for itself. Noting that he would watch Raymond run through drills pregame in admiration for his work.

"You're hiring a true expert in his area and he's already had an impact in recruiting."
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Says the team made profile tapes of returning players, looked at positions of concern from a depth perspective.

"3 windows of time to add players and we're working hard in those areas."
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On Emory Jones status:

"Emory is here, he's in class, he's participating."

"I'd hope that our fans will know what a big deal that is, he's a class act."

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Napier says that the staff has given every player a "new beginning"

Napier says that Anthony Richardson and Jack Miller along with Kitna and Del Rio have provided for an exciting QB room. A room that Napier has personally said he is the acting teacher for and works with personally "every day."
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That's all for coach Napier.
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Its great to hear CBN stand up for and defend Emory Jones.

Class act
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Napier said that they have been putting the players through tests to find their baseline, which matches up with what we reported 10 days ago from our Team Meeting Insider Notes.

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