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Billy Napier: Florida Gators have ‘bigger aspirations’ than Bowl eligibility

Photo: Billy Napier and the Florida Gators; Credit: Alex Pastor

How important would it be for the Florida Gators (5-4, 2-4 SEC) to play a bowl game to conclude Billy Napier’s first season in charge?

The feat would be significant, to be sure, but not for the potential bragging rights or the pride that would come with it.

Last Monday, Napier evaluated the benefits that would come with bowl eligibility. Not only did he take note of the additional practices and meetings that Florida could hold that would be worth entering the second year of his tenure, but also the opportunities for players to “increase their career value” and celebrate the positives that emerged during the season. Season.

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