Half two of our Florida Soccer Mailbag / Nov. twenty ninth version | GatorCountry.com – GatorCountry.com
Gator Nation supplies half two of our Florida soccer mailbag, answering all of your Gator questions.
Alphaomegator: How has Billy’s goal to alter the tradition at Florida gone? Typically what modifications have occurred? How do the gamers really feel about Billy and the workers typically? Are there any participant cliques?( for instance “Mullen” gamers vs “Napier” gamers; upperclass males vs underclass males and so on.)Any gamers vocalizing discontent with the path of this system beneath CBN? Do the vast majority of gamers appear to purchasing into Billy’s plan for achievement of this system? Thanks in your good reporting! Go Gators!
NM: I imagine the tradition round Florida soccer has fully modified from the final workers. Napier mounted a number of issues for the gamers, reminiscent of offering higher parking, housing, and meals. Napier additionally had a job in including some new facilities to the Heavner soccer middle. These had been simply the moment modifications too. The gamers love the workers. Ventrell Miller mentioned his favourite yr as a Gator was this one, 2022. He mentioned this due to the brotherhood that was created this season. Miller performed for groups that gained NY6 Bowls, however his favourite season was one with a 6-6 report. I believe that speaks excessive volumes on the tradition contained in the Florida soccer program proper now. There’re no cliques, the younger gamers get alongside very well with the older ones. I haven’t heard of any gamers vocalizing discontent with the path of this system. Seniors, who haven’t any cause to lie, are saying they want they may have spent all 4 years with Napier. Nice questions and thanks for asking.
Travlingator: Do you suppose Billy desires AR again subsequent yr. Will he encourage him to go professional or would he like one other yr to try to absolutely develop him. I sense he actually likes AR however I’m not positive how he feels about him coming again.
NM: I do suppose Napier desires AR again. It’s laborious to not need somebody again with as a lot upside as Richardson has. In the end, I believe Napier will information Richardson to do what’s finest for his NFL profession. If he’s getting 1st spherical grades, he ought to go.
Gatordon: Why has this workers deserted involving the RB’s within the passing recreation? That has been a priceless instrument prior to now
NM: I believe inconsistency on the QB place hurts this. What number of occasions did we see Richardson miss a display move or a receiver vast open within the flat? I believe a QB change might assist with this as each QB has totally different tendencies. For instance, Louisiana’s QB in 2018 via to the working backs far more than the QB from 2019-2021. Montrell Johnson isn’t a lot of a move catcher, he’s not incapable, however it’s not his power. I’d wish to see the workers work in a RB display with Trevor Etienne subsequent season.
Fklien8724: Are there any speedsters flying beneath the radar wanting our manner?
NM: Florida is in talks with a number of gamers from the HS and school ranks. Ask Andrew within the recruiting mailbag.
Juggernautz: Why do you suppose CBN is being cussed about hiring a OC? What can we do to enhance our ST to the extent of the ‘cocks? What’s your opinion of our DC and what ought to he do to grow to be a greater DC?
NM: I don’t suppose Napier wants to rent an OC; his play calling was not the difficulty this yr. Do I have to see areas of enchancment in a couple of areas? Sure completely. I don’t suppose there’s something cussed about not bringing in an OC for offense that ranked thirty first in whole offense in yr one.
There’s a couple of issues Napier might do to enhance particular groups. The primary being hiring a particular groups coordinator to take sole accountability for the unit. I don’t count on Napier to make this transfer anytime quickly as he believes his course of will work with time. The 2nd factor you are able to do is recruit. Bringing in higher gamers will permit for extra proficient gamers on particular groups. Napier mentioned all yr lengthy that depth is a matter, and that confirmed up on particular groups.
I’m a fan of Patrick Toney and I do know that a number of coaches round CFB are as effectively. I believe he was placing gamers in the best place to make performs, particularly in direction of the tip of the yr. Recruiting will make Toney a greater defensive coordinator.
Thekentuckygator: How do you suppose the TE room will look subsequent yr? Is there any smoke to the Walker Lyons chatter with respect to UF? Lastly what are the possibilities Boardingham will get within the 2 deep?
NM: I believe you’ll see a couple of new faces within the TE room subsequent season. There might be extra motion from the unit this offseason. I’ve not heard something on Walker Lyons, however I’d ask Andrew. I like Arlis Boardinham and suppose he has great upside. Nonetheless, he missed numerous follow this season and I’m unsure he’s going to be fairly prepared for subsequent season. Loads will depend on how he seems in Spring ball. I count on Napier to hit the portal for a TE, which probably retains Boardingham out of the two-deep.
PD: I’d wish to know some element across the exit interviews.
The very time period implies it’s just for youngsters who’ve both been chosen to have their schollies pulled or have elected on their very own to hit the portal.
Or do the workers have one in all these with each participant? Through which case, the identify is unnecessary, however that’s redundant in sports activities.
In order that’s the primary query: who will get interviewed? Second query: do the coaches kind an opinion on the participant earlier than or after the interview?
That in all probability dictates the third query: are these push or pull interviews? Do the workers deliver an agenda or a plan to every assembly, like a profession path/private progress plan? They inform them the place they see them going, and what they count on out of them to get there? Or are they extra oriented as pulling suggestions and enter from the gamers, that can feed into preliminary grades and concepts to create a participant plan?
Or is it a hybrid: inform us the place you see your self subsequent yr; right here’s the place we see you progressing; right here’s what we have to see from you in spring to get to both future aim.
NM: Each participant on the finish of the season will get an “exit interview”. The coaches are available in with an opinion on the participant, however I’d say the interviews are extra hybrid. They discuss what they did this season, the place they see them subsequent season, and so on. I don’t know the specifics on how Napier does it, however that’s how different groups I’ve seen do it. I’ll attempt to discover out extra data right here. Nice questions.
Souljah2: How quickly will we all know who’s sitting out the bowl recreation? That’ll determine if I’m rolling to Vegas or not.
NM: Choice Day is on Sunday, however I’ll try to have a good suggestion of the place the Gators will land earlier than that.
Chuikov: Have you ever ever watched tackling follow beneath Napier? In that case please present particulars. You probably have not might you ask to look at tape of Gator tackling drills? After which present particulars of their drills and metrics on missed tackles.
NM: I’ve seen tackling follow beneath Napier throughout fall camp. They did numerous angle tackling drills after I was there. There’re a couple of totally different variations of those drills however it was primarily angle tackling after I was there. I used to be solely there for 10 minutes a day.
Gatorconstructor: How are the Particular Groups tasks damaged down? Which coach is liable for which space (i.e – punt block, punt return, kick returns, subject targets, blocking, and so on)?
NM: They’ve two converge items, two return items, two PAT/ subject aim rush items, and every coach is assigned to a type of. I’m unsure on the specifics. Chris Sofa supplies the management and organizational a part of the particular groups unit. They recreation play collectively.
Cmerlin: Billy Napier mentioned he has 8 phases for soccer–are we within the part 8, postseason, and what occurs?
NM: We’re within the postseason part. The staff will begin making ready for the bowl recreation. I’ll replace you all on the follow schedule after I hear it.