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: Seven wins or bust

There is no way to sugar coat this, but if Florida doesn't win seven games at minimum in 2024 it should be curtains for Napier.

Yes, Florida has a gauntlet of a schedule in 2024. But in isolation, is there any program among their first seven games that when Napier was first hired Gator Nation would have gone "It's okay if by year three you still can't beat them."

No Gator fan would have taken Napier if by year three he can't beat Miami or UCF. Teams like Mississippi State, Kentucky, Texas A&M, and Tennessee can be respectable programs in their own right, but the standard at Florida is to be better than every one of those programs.

And while the final five games are insane on paper, Napier was brought on with the expectation that by year three he would win one or two of those final games.

So it should be too controversial to say that if Florida doesn't win at least seven games in 2024, there isn't much reason to keep truding forward with the set up as it is.