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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4. The schedule has winnable games

Aug 24, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive lineman Zachary Carter (17) pressures Miami
Aug 24, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive lineman Zachary Carter (17) pressures Miami / Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

One of the major storylines for the Gators in 2024 is how difficult their schedule is. Depending on the metric one wants to use, Florida not only has one of the most difficult schedules of anyone in the country in 2024, but it is one of the hardest schedules anyone has faced in the last decade.

This perception actually works in Napier's favor when it comes to job security because a 7-5 campaign probably keeps him around for 2025.

And in reality, a 7-5 campaign isn't as impossible as one may think.

Yes, the gimmie games that teams like Missouri get to load up on don't exist, but as we have argued over the past couple of months, there is no singular game among Florida's first seven that the Gators could win and it would create shockwaves across college football.

Miami, Samford, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, UCF, Tennessee and Kentucky are all opponents that are coin flip games at worst.

Yes, the back end of the schedule is brutal, but if Napier can start out 5-2 like he did last season and find a way to flip a couple games over the last five, it would be just enough that Napier can keep his job for another season.