New Florida head coach Billy Napier got one huge endorsement about his coaching, and that’s from his former boss Nick Saban.

Napier was on Saban’s Alabama staff as an analyst (2011) and wide receivers coach (2013-16) for five seasons. Saban sang the praises of his former assistant, according to Bama OnLine.

“Billy did an outstanding job for us,” Saban said. “He was a very good coach. He was a great recruiter. He had great relationships with the players. He was a good teacher on the field. Hard worker, great character, good personality, very, very good family. I mean, there’s nothing bad that I could think of to say about Billy Napier in terms of what he did here.”

Napier was recently named Sun Belt Coach of the Year for the second time after Louisiana’s strong 2021 season.

“No surprise to me, because he’s a very well-organized guy and does due diligence before he makes any decision about anything,” Saban said. “Very calculated in terms of how he tries to do things in a very positive way for his organization. So not a surprise to me that he did really, really well when he got a head coaching job. I think he’ll continue to do well.”

You can’t ask for a better endorsement than that than from one of the greatest coaches of all time.