- July 18, 2022 at 7:42 pm #17976Mark WheelerForum Owner
From the USA Today Network.
Ahead of SEC Media Days, they rank the SEC head football coaches.
If Florida wins nine or more games in 2022, Napier will be in the top five of this list next year at this time.
If he doesn’t, he likely stays right around where he is now.July 18, 2022 at 8:42 pm #17997LizardLover4144ITG Subscriber
Rankings right now don’t mean jack squat. All of these coaches haven’t coached a single game for the 2022 season. Everyone’s record is 0-0 and there’s nothing to base these rankings off of. USA Today is like a lot of the media currently going on….just another idiots’ mouthpiece.July 19, 2022 at 1:09 pm #18016UFgator52-20ITG Subscriber
Al.com writer has Napier ranked #9.
We went from a top 3 coach who couldn’t recruit to a bottom five coach who hasn’t shown that he can recruit.
9. Billy Napier, Florida: Napier enters his first season as an SEC head coach, but he’s not exactly a sideline novice. He turned Louisiana into a Group of 5 powerhouse, winning back-to-back Sun Belt Conference titles before heading to Gainesville. The Gators need a massive talent infusion, so this turnaround might not happen overnight.July 19, 2022 at 1:27 pm #18019drumlinITG Subscriber
Florida not only needs more talent depth-wise, but also more importantly needs a change in the culture.
Lack of discipline hurt them last year in games they should have won, not to mention how some players quit on the team.July 20, 2022 at 3:30 pm #18073Fun & GunITG Subscriber
Rankings don’t mean anything for Saban and Smart? They don’t deserve to be the top 2?July 22, 2022 at 8:39 pm #18139UFgator52-20ITG Subscriber
Don’t take what I wrote up there wrong. I think we have a top 5 SEC coach in Napier. I really think he is going to prove it this year. Is he on the same level as Saban or Smart is the question that has to be answered in the next 2 years.
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