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Swamp Things: A podcast about the Florida Gators

Aug 11, 2022

Florida’s season-opening visit Sept. 3 from Utah is fast approaching. First-year coach Billy Napier’s unranked Gators will be tested immediately by the No. 8 Utes, followed by a Sept. 10 home date with No. 21 Kentucky.

  • Birth of Billy Napier’s program (:51)
  • Gators only SEC team facing Top 25 programs first...


Jul 29, 2022

Florida’s recruiting and new football facility assumed centerstage as the school hosted Napier’s first-ever Friday Night Lights in the sweltering Swamp. Among the many top recruits expected was Lakeland’s Cormani McClain, the state’s top prospect and nation’s No. 1 cornerback recruit. McClain would deliver...


Jul 22, 2022

Florida coach Billy Napier impresses during his first appearance at the four-day football extravaganza featuring 14 teams and 42 players. Few athletes stood out more than QB Anthony Richardson, who shined in the spotlight. Nick Saban's feigned concern for competitive balance, Jimbo Fisher's claim to be a "reporter's...


Jun 27, 2022

Quarterback Jaden Rashada left the Gators at the altar Sunday, intensifying the criticism of the new regime. Napier has not coached a game, but is falling behind on the scoreboard this offseason as recruiting misses are adding as fast as NIL deals are flowing to top prospects. This includes a reported deal for nearly...


Jun 22, 2022

Early National Signing Day on Dec. 21 is the focus for coach Billy Napier and has Gator Nation’s undivided attention during a busy June. Napier and Co. are in conversations with plenty of top prospects, but can the first-year staff close the deal?

  • Recruiting philosophy (1:41)
  • Napier selling a vision (6:06)
  • What can...