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Swamp Things: A podcast about the Florida Gators

Dec 22, 2022

Florida failed to finish with a flourish and slipped in the rankings, but Napier and Co. inked a rock-solid class addressing many of the Gators’ laundry list of needs. California high schooler Jaden Rashada headlined the nation’s No. 12 class and provides hope at quarterback. The Gators also landed some intriguing...

Oct 17, 2022

The Gators head into their bye week smarting from a fourth straight loss to LSU, this time a 45-35 decision Saturday night in the Swamp. Even so, there’s no rest for the weary as Billy Napier prepares his team for the new staff’s first meeting with Georgia, Oct. 29 in Jacksonville.

  • No defensive improvement since...

Aug 30, 2022

Nearly nine months since his arrival, Napier will coach his first game at Florida. Enthusiasm is high for his Gators’ debut, but the No. 7 Utes pose an immense challenge — particularly for a season opener.

  • Week 1: ‘We’re going to find out a lot FAST’ (1:12)
  • Expectations: A disciplined team (4:04)
  • Rebuilding...

Aug 16, 2022

The long-awaited Heavener Football Training Center opened Sunday. The $85 million, Taj Mahal-like facility will level the playing field, enhance the player experience and maximize efficiency for Napier’s program. Maybe most important, the Heavener will bolster the Gators’ recruiting efforts as Napier and...

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...