Week 1 Dodd Trophy Coach Of The Week Announced
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In his first game as head coach of Florida, Billy Napier made quite an impression.
Napier led the Gators to a 29-26 upset victory over No. 7 Utah in primetime at The Swamp.
The win was UF's 33rd straight in their home opener.
Florida is counting on Napier to help revive the program, and is off to a good start thus far.
For his effort, Napier was named the recipient of the Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week for Week 1.
Napier came to Gainesville after a successful four-year stint in Louisiana.
He led Ragini Cajun to an overall record of 40-12,
That included two Sun Belt Conference titles and four bowl appearances.
Ultimately, Napier will be judged by how he performs in SEC competition,
Especially against Eastern Division enemies such as Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky.
They will get their first chance to encounter one of those schools when the Gators,
Now ranked 12th in an AP poll, host No. 20 Kentucky on Saturday.