Five reasons Billy Napier will still be the coach of Florida Football in 2025

The heat is on for Napier, but there is reason to believe he can weather the storm

Florida Gators head coach Billy Napier gives fist bumps to fans during Gator Walk at Ben Hill
Florida Gators head coach Billy Napier gives fist bumps to fans during Gator Walk at Ben Hill / Doug Engle/Gainesville Sun / USA TODAY
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3. Don't sleep on the roster

Florida Gators wide receiver Eugene Wilson III (3) attempts to score a touchdown during the first
Florida Gators wide receiver Eugene Wilson III (3) attempts to score a touchdown during the first / Matt Pendleton/Gainesville Sun / USA

Florida had a highly touted recruiting class that fell apart in terms of the rankings. The impacts of that however won't be truly felt for a couple of seasons.

As it stands, the roster for 2024 is better than it might get credit for.

Graham Mertz proved he is a capable QB and at least belongs in the SEC. The offensive line, a major weakness for Florida, is getting reworked. Even though Trevor Etienne left, Montrell Johnson is still a solid running back who actually blocks.

Tre Wilson should continue to be a standout, but Florida also has speed options like Aidan Mizell and Tank Hawkins to put pressure on defenses.

It is not an accident the defense fell apart last season once Shemar James got injured, so as long as he is back healthy it should be a major boost. As will be the return of Justus Boone.

Jordan Castell was a freshman All-American and Jason Marshall has the potential to be a first round draft pick if he can find his form again he flashed in 2022.

Also throw into the mix highly touted freshmen LJ McCray, Myles Graham, and Aaron Chiles.

There is also some guy named DJ Lagway on the roster too.

There are still overall depth concerns with this roster, but to pretend that it is a roster resembling The Little Giants and incapable of winning games is false.