Reply To: You know we could be grooming Napier for Alabama

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drumlin
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Paul Finebaum thinks that if he wins at Florida Napier could be one of the top candidates for Alabama when Saban retires.

Yeah, I had a similar thought.
I don’t think the Alabama job is more attractive that Florida simply because of the proximity of the two schools to the best HS athletes – UF having the advantage.
Once the football facility is completed at UF, the Gators should be up to par with Alabama in that regard.
So I would guess that Napier would rather stay at UF than go to Alabama.
My thought was this:
1. The reality is that currently, the UF football program needs huge rebuild (we all have Urban Meyer to thank for that).
2. The rebuild will take some time and it would be unrealistic to expect SEC championships any time soon.
3. There are vocal elements of the Gator fan base with unrealistic expectations that could create a toxic atmosphere should there not be any SEC championships in two years.
4. Saban retires about the time the knuckleheads get too loud and Napier is the choice to replace him.

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