Billy Napier reached out to Gator Nation on Friday with an open letter to discuss his priorities for the program, and to thank Florida supporters.

Napier took the opportunity to outline all the current issues facing college football, from name, image and likeness, to facilities, and he shared how Florida is positioned to capitalize on those matters.

We play in one of the most iconic places in college football: The Swamp. This year’s Orange and Blue Game gave us a small taste of what playing in front of Gator Nation is like, and we can’t wait to get started this fall by hosting Pac-12 champion Utah on Sept. 3 under the lights.

We are working on creating a new future through a journey that emphasizes discipline, toughness, detail, accountability, integrity, and most importantly, teamwork.

Outside of NIL, Napier again promoted the new James W. “Bill” Heavener Football Training Center that is a state-of-the-art 140,000 square foot standalone facility that Napier said will be a game-changer as it relates to day-to-day football operations, sports medicine and rehabilitation, recruiting, dining and recreation to name a few.

“The $85 million facility will not only make an impact within our program, but it will also benefit all Gators student-athletes,” Napier wrote.