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Florida starts April Fools Day bright and early with McElwain and UF President switching jobs


The Independent Florida Alligator

Florida didn't waste any time this morning rolling out their April Fools Day prank that included university president Dr. W. Kent Fuchs and Jim McElwain.

While settling into my morning routine, before realizing what day it was - and well before my morning dose of caffeine -this tweet rolled across my feed and I couldn't seem to make any sense of it at first.

Then after clicking on Fuchs' profile, it slowly started to dawn on me.


McElwain got in on the good, clean, fun too.


Come to find out, The Alligator rolled out an entire story this morning on President Fuchs and McElwain permanently switching places, in a sort of Freaky Friday twist, and the article was appropriately titled "Fuchs takes Field, McElwain takes pay cut".

The actual article, which can be read here, includes some funny notes about Fuchs and McElwain, and some even funnier of pictures of McElwain in all-out presidential garb. They even put together a quick clip of a day in each other's lives.

So now that Florida has got the ball rolling (and I fully realize what day it is), I'm looking forward to what other April Fools shenanigans programs try to cook up today.