Troll Brother #1
- Sep 14, 2009
Napier is a football coach and Butch isn't.Hayes: What in the world is Billy Napier doing?
It’s a good look at all of the questionable decisions Sunbelt Billy has made. Predictions don’t mean much but I think Florida might be in for a Butch Jones level of hurt if this trend continues.
To be frank, I never thought much of the Napier higher so this mess hasn’t exactly been surprising but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy being on the other side of it for once.
Napier wasn't dealt a great hand considering Mullen decided recruiting wasn't all that important but he's the head coach now so it's on him to fix it. We don't give coaches very long leashes at UF so he either turns it around within the next couple years or we'll be looking for a new HC again. Next year is going to be rough considering we don't have a single QB on the roster that is SEC caliber.
He was always an odd choice anyway (Napier) since he really didn't have the "flash" I expected from Florida for their hire after the Mullen disaster.
Maybe he turns it around and I give him mad props for looking closer to home for recruits. But something went wrong with that team this last year. He definitely needs to instill a snap and clear mentality before next year.
I mean, losing to Vandy? C'mon Man!
Butch could coach at the CINCY/Central MI level.
Napier could coach at the LA level.
Napier is 10x the football coach Butch turned out to be. While talent+coaching is most of the equation, there is an intangible factor that pushes teams to achieve more and play harder and beyond themselves at the SEC level.
Heupel turned out to have it. Can Napier accomplish that? Time will tell.
One of their QBs was sharing kiddie porn. At least Florida cut him. Bammer brings a gun to a gun fight and gets Player of the Year.As much as people are down on Napier, I actually think he can be a good coach.
I would be more concerned about all the shenanigans going on with recruiting, though. The 'backing-out-of-the-NIL-deal' with that QB was a very bad look. And that was after they basically threw their previously committed QB under the bus, exaggerating what he did to cut him (he said the n-word while rapping along to a song --- stupid --- but no one seriously thinks he's a racist). All that stuff would worry me is I was a potential recruit to Florida.