Billy Napier - UF Head Football Coach

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  1. Durty South Swamp

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      No question, NEVER. We know it for sure. Yeah.

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        No one saw Meyer being what he turned out to be. And if they did, the only thing they had to go off of was that he was detail oriented, structured, understood the need of recruiting and had won at lesser places against lesser competitors. That’s literally all we had. We have no way to know what BN may be. But the resume is almost identical. In fact, their upset win over Iowa State last year featured a punt return TD and kickoff TD, so STs are obviously prioritized as well.
         
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          @RaginReview: Confirmed: UF was for sure in Lafayette to either interview or offer Napier this passed week.

          Confirmed: Nothing is signed as of this minute.

          What’s the hold up: It’s not LSU&A&MC. We believe it’s a wish list item that is being negotiated, but can’t confirm for sure.
           
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            He’s holding out for a real AD.
             
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              If true, I love him.
               
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                Stricklin when Napier asked for a recruiting budget to rival Bama and UGA

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                  Saaaawiiiiiing and a miss
                   
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                  Looking at Myers 03 and 04 schedule, and Naps 20 and 21 schedule, Utah played more of the "big boys". Don't think its a great comparison.
                   
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                    Yea...if he's waiting on a wish list item.....it ain't happening.

                    This program isn't going anywhere as long as Strick and Fuchs are here.
                     
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                      This is my position as well. I still dont know a lot about Napier and knew exactly nothing about him 7 days ago. When I read his name it was the same reaction to when I heard the name McElwain: who da'fug is Napier, is that the correct spelling and how the hell is it pronounced.

                      But then I started reading up on him and my opinion started to change for the better. He went through some struggles and set backs, and looking to have matured on the other side of it. He didn't rush to the position he is at currently and he didn't rush on to the next step either. He seems to have a vision with patience to choose the right time to make that vision happen. I still have reservations with him because all the stuff I have read have been written by people with bias just the same as all the shade being thrown at him here. But what really made me think he would be a good hire is the notion that it most likely means that our Athletic Department and University are committing to making football a priority again and are willing to invest in doing the things necessary that everyone here at gator chatter have been pining for so long.
                       
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                        Im not so sure that is the honest to God truth anymore. Now that muLLLLLLen is gone some information about how he ran his program is starting to flow. Is it truth? Not sure. Maybe some truth with some bias for sure but it really is looking like muLLLLLLen was a big fraud. Hereing stuff like he had money to spend on recruiting but said he didn't want to throw money at a problem just to throw money at a problem. Very Foley'esque one might say. Some good stuff here from a guy that did a lot of edits for recruits and it is painting a picture that muLLLLLLen wasn't fighting cheapwad bosses moreso that he was just a lazy POS. Furthermore, if you look at how Stricklin worded his remarks about the coaching search and then you go look at things Napier said about why turned down other SEC jobs it really seems like our AD does want to invest in the things we have been wanting.

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                          And yet....the facilities still aren't there.
                          I don't think Mullen has schit to do with that
                           
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                            They played a few bigger names like TxA&M and Oregon, yes. But BN can’t create a perfect schedule. He can only play who he has in front of him. Nothing’s a perfect replication. But his trajectory, let’s call it that, combined with the other elements I mentioned, are practically identical. That part isn’t debatable. And no one else I’ve seen fits that.
                             
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                              our program is on the brink and they simply don’t care or won’t do what is necessary.

                              UF football is dead and buried.

                              Fuchs these woke fools if they can’t at least save us from the embarrassment of getting rejected by the coach only half the fans seem interested in.

                              Jesus Tap Dancing Christ.
                               
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                                That will be open in March, right? But I wasn't talking about facilities. The whole facility thing gets so over played and cliche. Im talking about having the budget for an army of recruiting analysts and stuff like that. There is smoke that muLLLLLLen could have had it but just didnt really want it.
                                 
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                                  Let's be honest here.
                                  How are you related to Stricklin?
                                   
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                                    We’re 4 days removed from them taking a step that many here insisted they’d never do because, you know, wokeness and lack of caring. As @lagator and a few of us pointed out then, it doesn’t matter what they want to do. Their hands may well have been forced. But the money coming from football boosters isn’t going to stand by and watch this implode. So now when he comes back from La(assuming this is true) and says “he wanted too much money diverted from xyz garbage sport and into football so I said no”, that too will be corrected. We knew all along who this guy was and even why he rejected Auburn and others last year. We may not give him everything, but I’d be shocked if we can’t find some agreement.
                                     
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                                      better hope you’re right.

                                      otherwise we’re staring a Campbell, M. Stoops or Clausen dead in the face.
                                       

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