Billy Napier

Gamecocks, Don't Drink the Well Water

Hire Billy Napier

November 16, 2020 - 1:48 pm

I’m not a Gamecock fan. But I really hope Ray Tanner doesn’t mess this up. Don’t do what we all know you’re probably going to do by going back to the well…back to the SEC wood pile…back to the only thing you know how to do by hiring Hugh Freeze.

I don’t say that as a Sunbelt fan who has vested interest in arguably one of the best 2 coaches in our league leaving their ranked squads and heading to Columbia. I say that as a football fan. I say that as someone who knows that a competitive U of SC is good for the state of SC.

Hugh Freeze is a talented coach who knows how to win. That’s not up for debate. It’s literally everything else about him. It’s time for a culture shift in Columbia towards positivity and accountability. Swerve those things at your own peril.

Coastal Carolina’s Jamey Chadwell is a strong choice. He took over for *raises pinkie* BILLIONAIRE Joe Moglia and has the Chants sitting at 7-0 in his 3rd year at the helm, ranked #15 in America. He’s 75-51 in his career as a head coach. Jamey Chadwell is a young, high energy coach…a great choice.

But where I think the Gamecocks should ABSOLUTELY go is Lafayette, Louisiana and pluck Billy Napier away from the Ragin’ Cajuns. Not only does he also have the Cajuns ranked, he’s had his team in the conference championship game the last 2 years in a row. He literally brought Louisiana back from the brink. They were under NCAA sanctions when he took over. They were on scholarship reduction. Billy Napier is 25-11 as a head coach with a 6-1 #24 ranking.  Plus, he’s a local. Billy Napier quarterbacked at Furman, coached at Clemson and Alabama (ehh, see that…SEC pedigree) and he’s never been caught with hookers’ phone numbers in his burner phone.

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