Florida: Top UF receiver Jacob Copeland enters portal

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Being a top receiver, he probably put his name in the portal to see what is out there. That accomplishes two things for him -

Is there another program coveting my services?
New coach needs to know I'm ready to bolt.
 
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Bama9001

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Not sure what kind of offense they will run under Napier. Perhaps he does not see his situation improving. Interesting that he wears #1 and that number will likely be available when Jameson moves on.
 

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We had a 4 star QB recruit just decommit too.....after meeting with Coach Billy. Nick Evers. His first meeting with the new coach and he decided he wanted out.

Also a returning starting LB entered the portal. Mohamoud Diabate.

Naturally lots of speculation on all of this.

For me, I watched the Napier segment today on Finebaum and everything I heard made it sound like we were FINALLY going to get THE head coach to get things fixed.

So these transfers and decommits don't really bother me because I trust the new coach is going about his business getting the house back in order - whatever the consequences.

I wish those players who are leaving all the best and thank them for their contributions. There's no upside to saying a bunch of nasty comments at this point.
 

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We had a 4 star QB recruit just decommit too.....after meeting with Coach Billy. Nick Evers. His first meeting with the new coach and he decided he wanted out.

Also a returning starting LB entered the portal. Mohamoud Diabate.

Naturally lots of speculation on all of this.

For me, I watched the Napier segment today on Finebaum and everything I heard made it sound like we were FINALLY going to get THE head coach to get things fixed.

So these transfers and decommits don't really bother me because I trust the new coach is going about his business getting the house back in order - whatever the consequences.

I wish those players who are leaving all the best and thank them for their contributions. There's no upside to saying a bunch of nasty comments at this point.
With a new coach there is always going to be some growing pains, so to speak.
 

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With a new coach there is always going to be some growing pains, so to speak.
florida has dropped to only 8 recruits this cycle and is currently in last place in SEC recruiting rankings. This along with multiple transfers

Mullen's lack of recruiting will really back Napier into a corner. He will need a lot of time I believe to rebuild the program or even have a chance at rebuilding it.
 

Bazza

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You just hate to see it.

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We're rebuilding from the ground up.

I don't know how things will end up but so far I like what I'm hearing. I don't think anyone would dispute that what was always missing at Florida the most was the right man in charge. From what I understand, Coach Napier is cleaning house right now. Whatever the bad optics are - they are a means to an end. And that end means Florida will hopefully compete again for a title.

I know the ribbing here is mostly just having fun.

Hey - enjoy it while you can I always say! (y)
 

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