Billy Napier understands that his plan to continue to call plays at Florida will increasingly be called into question as the Gators offense struggles.

That was the case again Monday as the Gators came off a woeful performance against Kentucky. Napier responded to a question about him calling plays and said that everything is always evaluated.

“One of the things that’s challenging as a leader, when you have a core responsibility, if things in that area can be done better, you have to be able to tell yourself the truth,” Napier said on Monday. “I’m a lot more critical of myself than anybody on the outside is. There’s no sugarcoating this thing.”

Graham Mertz completed 25 of 30 passes for 244 yards, but was sacked 3 times and intercepted by Trevin Wallace.

The troubling big-picture development for the Gators is Florida has lost 7 of 8 away from The Swamp under Napier and 5 of 6 in true road games.

After the 3rd straight loss to Kentucky, Florida also fell out of the AP Top 25.