Florida Football: Chris Couch wins Special Teams Analyst of the Year. Wait what?

A very suspect X account anointed Chris Couch as one of the best analyst in the country

Sep 28, 2019; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators mascot, Albert, cheers with fans during the
Sep 28, 2019; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators mascot, Albert, cheers with fans during the / Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Special teams for Florida football were not very good in 2023. We have chronicled the reasons why and at the core of the problem is that Billy Napier insists on having analyst Chris Couch handle the special teams rather than have a designated special teams coordinator among his ten on field assistants.

But a very strange source anointed Couch as one of the best analyst in the country with some even more suspect followers of said account.

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An account on X dubbed the National Special Teams Player of the Year Award released yesterday their 2023 Special Teams Analysts of the Year. The account itself, which as been active all throughout the college football season, has 579 followers and has been around since 2021.

On their list of best analysts, many Gator fans were perplexed to see Couch on the list.

Now this didn't go over great with Gator Nation, who immediately passed this off as a troll account given the problems that Florida had on special teams in 2023.

But as X user @DrPepper21MD points out, among the 579 followers are some rather specific names to be following such a small account.

Napier, Mark Hocke, and Darnell Stapleton all follow this tiny account. The account is also followed by NC State head coach Dave Doeren, Penn State head coach James Franklin, Texas special teams coordinator Jeff Banks, and Arkansas special teams coordinator Scott Fountain.

If nothing more comes from this account, it is what it is and comes across as silly. But if guys try to add to their profiles that they were the 2023 Special Teams Analysts of the Year, then we will have some real questions as to whether or not a band of coaches got together to create fake awards.