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Billy Napier to become Florida's next head coach

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Posted at 12:40 PM, Nov 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-28 19:27:47-05

LAFAYETTE — Louisiana football head coach Billy Napier will become the next head coach of the Florida Gators.

Bruce Feldman with The Athletic reported it first and the program later confirmed it.

Feldman also said that a deal is likely to be done this afternoon. Napier will arrive in Gainesville on Sunday, Dec. 5 to be announced as the Gators head coach in a press conference. This will allow Napier to coach in the Sun Belt Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 4.

Bryan Maggard, Louisiana Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, released a statement to Coach Napier.

Napier released the following message to Cajun nation.

Napier currently holds a record of 39-12 and 2-1 in bowl games in his tenure as the Cajuns head coach.
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