Nothing is ever given in football and Florida Gators head coach Bill Napier is very much aware of that. After starting the 2022-23 college football season with a huge win over the no. 7 Utah Utes at home, 29-26, Florida football rode a wave of momentum into Week 2’s matchup against the no. 20 Kentucky Wildcats. However, the Gators weren’t able to pull off what would have been a remarkable feat of back-to-back victories against ranked teams, as they fell prey to Mark Stoops’ squad to the tune of a 26-16 score.

Speaking to reporters ahead of Saturday’s matchup against the South Florida Bulls at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Napier said that the loss to the Wildcats sort of gave Florida football a reality check.