Florida finished the 2022 season roughly, with the Gators losing 30-3 to Oregon State in the Las Vegas Bowl.After the game, UF 1st year head coach Billy Napier We talked about what the team needed to improve in order to participate in the 2023 campaign.
“I think we’re probably an outlier to some extent today, if that makes sense,” Napier said via Swamp247. I think that’s what we have to learn from that experience.We’re second only to Texas A&M and South Carolina, but we went to Nashville (Vanderbilt) and Tallahassee ( Florida) What did you learn? And certainly a quick turnaround to play in a bowl game. I have to.
“Year 1, a lot of work has been done so far. That’s day 1 so far. We’ve been lucky to have a little break here. We’ll be back soon and work harder than ever. work.”
The Gators started the season perfectly with a win over a team from Utah and won the Pac-12, but lost the last three games 6-7. Saturday’s losses at the hands of Florida and then Oregon.
“Sometimes I think the results aren’t necessarily indicative of the growth we’ve observed,” Napier said. “I think it’s part of the dynamics, the connections there and the relationships within our team and in the locker room from where we started to where we are today. “We always work on the culture part, but I think we’ve made a lot of progress in that area. It’s a completely different ballclub compared to some of what I’ve observed when it came…”
Napier was asked about his message to staff heading into the offseason and, with it, the chances of adding talent to the roster.
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“As you know, I think every decision we make from an HR perspective is a personal decision,” Napier said. “Each player, each staff member, that we add to our team and organization. We’re really excited about the groups we’ve committed to.When adding players, I think we evaluate the roster.Where do you need help? Add good players to the team, add good people to the team, the team.”