Florida hires Louisiana's Billy Napier as new Head Football Coach

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Florida announced Sunday that Louisiana's Billy Napier will be program's next coach. Napier was the leading candidate for the position as Florida acted quickly to replace Dan Mullen, who was fired on Nov. 21 following a 24-23 overtime loss to Missouri.

"We are humbled and honored to accept this incredible opportunity to be the head football coach at the University of Florida," Napier said. "Our team, staff and entire organization will work daily to establish a program with integrity and class that we all can be proud of. More importantly, we will build a culture that is centered around making an impact on our players; as people, as students, and on the field."

Napier has established himself as one of the top up-and-coming stars of the coaching industry. He is in the midst of leading the Ragin' Cajuns to their most successful stretch in program history. Louisiana has enjoyed three straight double-digit win seasons, including an 11-1 effort in 2021 that will culminate in a Sun Belt Championship Game appearance against Appalachian State. Napier's first season at Louisiana marked the first year of the Sun Belt title game, and the Ragin' Cajuns have qualified for all four championship opportunities.

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Florida announced Sunday that Louisiana's Billy Napier will be program's next coach. Napier was the leading candidate for the position as Florida acted quickly to replace Dan Mullen, who was fired on Nov. 21 following a 24-23 overtime loss to Missouri.

"We are humbled and honored to accept this incredible opportunity to be the head football coach at the University of Florida," Napier said. "Our team, staff and entire organization will work daily to establish a program with integrity and class that we all can be proud of. More importantly, we will build a culture that is centered around making an impact on our players; as people, as students, and on the field."

Napier has established himself as one of the top up-and-coming stars of the coaching industry. He is in the midst of leading the Ragin' Cajuns to their most successful stretch in program history. Louisiana has enjoyed three straight double-digit win seasons, including an 11-1 effort in 2021 that will culminate in a Sun Belt Championship Game appearance against Appalachian State. Napier's first season at Louisiana marked the first year of the Sun Belt title game, and the Ragin' Cajuns have qualified for all four championship opportunities.

More here:
https://www.cbssports.com/college-f...ach-gators-swipe-one-of-most-in-demand-names/

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Welcome to the SEC, Coach!!! ;)
Congratulations Coach ! Wish you success in every game except when you play Ala !
 
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Over at my Gator forum we're getting some new members from Louisiana praising Coach Napier.....

Y’all are going to love Napier. All business and players love him. Zero issues within program last 4 years and guided Cajuns to an 11-1 season with conference championship game scheduled.
Bittersweet day in Lafayette, Louisiana.......We are losing a coach that is loved and respected by all. A man of faith who believes in family, hard work, and relationships is leaving this program much better than when he found it. He deserves all good things that come his way! Give him time.......His attention to detail and methodical process along with the resources that will be available to him there cannot fail. Geaux Cajuns and Geaux Gators!
 

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Crazy off the wall fact of the day. He’s the first UF coach since Zook who’s last name does not start with an M 😊
 

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