Florida Football: Five New Year's Resolutions the Gators should consider

Just because things didn't go great in 2023 doesn't mean things can't turn around in 2024.

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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Florida Football New Year's Resolutions: Hire an offensive coordinator

This is admittedly low hanging fruit and we are not saying anything groundbreaking by saying that Florida needs a dedicated offensive coordinator for 2024.

One might argue that Florida's offense wasn't the problem the back half of the season and we are being over critical of Napier and his offense. The Gators finished 2023 ranked 57th in points per game with 28.4 points per game.

It's a metric that is marginally acceptable but still lags behind teams like Georgia Tech, Kentucky, and Maryland.

The deeper problem for Napier is that because he has to expend so many resources on being the offensive coordinator during the week and on game day that other key elements have foundational cracks in them. Clock management is a notable concern and can in part be attributed to the fact that Napier is calling plays and trying to be a head coach.

The previously mentioned four teams that are in the playoffs today all have a dedicated offensive coordinator.