The Honeymoon Is Over For Billy Napier As Gators Fans Are Out For Blood

It’s been a tough season for the Florida Gators, and it appears the honeymoon is officially over for first-year coach Billy Napier. The Gators inexplicably lost to the suddenly unstoppable Vanderbilt Commodores Saturday, and fans in Gainesville appear to be OFF the Billy Napier train before the sun even sets on his first season.

Losing to Vanderbilt is never great, but combine it with the fact that this was Florida’s first loss at Vandy in over 30 years and … yeah, fans are out for blood.

Gators fans not happy with Billy Napier after Vanderbilt loss

The Gators are now 6-5 in Napier’s first season, with bad losses to Kentucky and Vandy, and an UGLY win over USF.

Anthony Richardson started the year with Heisman hype after Florida upset No. 7 Utah on opening night, but the team has largely disappointed ever since.

Billy Napier is public enemy No. 1 in Florida.
The Florida Gators lost to Vanderbilt and fans are out on Billy Napier. (Photo by Carly Mackler/Getty Images)

It looked like Napier had started to turn things around coming into Saturday’s game with back-to-back beatdowns of Texas A&M and South Carolina, but it all came crashing down in Nashville.

Some fans even gave Napier the kiss of death … comparing him to RON ZOOK. Some, meanwhile, preached patience.

Unfortunately for Napier, they were in the minority.

Written by Zach Dean

Zach grew up in Florida, lives in Florida, and will never leave Florida ... for obvious reasons. He's a reigning fantasy football league champion, knows everything there is to know about NASCAR, and once passed out (briefly!) during a lap around Daytona. He swears they were going 200 mph even though they clearly were not.

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  1. It’s Twitter, but still it’s always astounding how many people can both say that Dan Mullen destroyed the program, and then that Napier should be able to fix it all in year one. The recruiting class has a chance at a top 5 finish. Nobody was saying SHIT when we pasted The Cult and USC in back to back weeks. I know it’s Vanderbilt, but he’s not going anywhere. And neither are these fair weather fans, if they were honest.

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