Billy Napier will be Florida’s next football coach, the university has announced.
Napier, 42, has been Louisiana’s No.21 (11-1) head coach for the past four seasons, compiling a 39-12 record (32-5 since 2019). The Ragin ‘Cajuns finished No.16 in the AFCA USA TODAY Coaching Poll last season, thanks to a 10-1 campaign capitalized by a win over UTSA in the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl.
He was the 2019 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year and brought Louisiana in the conference championship game for the fourth consecutive time. It’s unclear if he will coach the Ragin ‘Cajuns on Saturday against Appalachian State.
Prior to Louisiana, his first head coach position at FBS, he was offensive coordinator at Arizona State for one season (2017) and had been a wide receivers analyst / coach in Alabama.
Now he’s returning to the SEC, this time as head coach of the Gators, who sacked Dan Mullen last week after four seasons.
Napier played college quarterback at Furman and is originally from Georgia. He started coaching at Clemson, as a recruiting coordinator and became the youngest offensive coordinator at 29 in 2009.
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