GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — An AP source says Florida is hiring Louisiana-Lafayette’s Billy Napier to be its next head football coach.

Napier, a former Furman Paladin, began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Clemson from 2003-2004. He then spent the 2005 season as a quarterbacks coach at South Carolina State before returning to the Tigers as an assistant coach from 2006-2010.

Following several stints as an assistant at Alabama, Colorado State, Florida State and Arizona State he became the head coach at Louisana-Lafayette in 2018.