Florida coaching search: Leading candidate emerges, deal could be done within week, per report
The Florida coaching search could be over within the week.
Sports Illustrated’s Ross Delenger and Pat Forde are reporting that Louisiana’s Billy Napier is the Gators top coaching target. The report says that a deal could be done within the next week.
“If a deal with the Gators comes together within the next week, Napier is still expected to coach the Ragin’ Cajuns in the Sun Belt championship game next Saturday against Appalachian State, sources say. Napier has compiled a 38–12 career record at Louisiana heading into 2021’s regular-season finale against Louisiana-Monroe. The Ragin’ Cajuns are 10–1 this year”.
Napier seems to have been Florida’s top target since it fired Dan Mullen. All signs have pointed to Napier after Bob Stoops released a public statement on the Florida job.
Meanwhile, LSU and USC are also searching for their next head coach. The coaching carousel is in full swing.