- August 5, 2022 at 11:26 am #18679
Billy Napier and select players will be meeting with the media beginning around 11:30 a.m.
Watch the YouTube video and follow along for updates here.August 5, 2022 at 11:45 am #18680
Napier said that they have ironed out the wrinkles and they practiced at the pace they want to practice at yesterday.
On Chris Thomas returning to the team. Napier said that things were cleared up that allowed him to return. It honestly sounds like it was academically related.August 5, 2022 at 11:46 am #18681
Napier said Thomas being back is big for the depth of the defensive line group.
He said that they feel like along the two lines that they have 1 1/2 (or starters and half the backups) who are ready.August 5, 2022 at 11:46 am #18682
He said the defensive line has a lot of work to do to get game ready (he was speaking about the younger players).August 5, 2022 at 11:51 am #18683
Napier is talking about things to do with weight lifting and conditioning that I have never heard of in 20 years of doing this.
He said that there are 10-15 players who stand out as making big improvements in his mind.August 5, 2022 at 11:52 am #18684
Jaydon Hill is still rehabbing but they anticipate getting him back.August 5, 2022 at 11:53 am #18685
Dakota Mitchell and Richard Gouriage should be returning.
He then added that Nay’Quan Wright is on schedule after his injury in the bowl game last year.August 5, 2022 at 11:53 am #18686
Napier said that Wright is a player on the team who has a voice that does have an impact.August 5, 2022 at 11:54 am #18687
Here on the third day of practice Florida will be in shells today, and then tomorrow before going into full pads on the fifth day.August 5, 2022 at 1:17 pm #18689Steve LITG Subscriber
You can almost smell and feel football games in the air.I’m like every Gator fan, hoping our coach can lead us to an 8 or 9 win season. Billy has a pretty tough row to hoe but I for one feel pretty good.
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