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Florida President Fuchs Stars In Video for Gator Students and Fans


With the college football season quickly approaching, one of the University of Florida’s recent hires took to the camera to welcome new and returning students to Gainesville, and to galvanize Gator football fans. 

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It wasn’t, however, first-year head football coach Jim McElwain. Instead it was W. Kent Fuchs, who was hired as president late last year, who starred in the two-minute video that was shared on the school’s Twitter account Friday.

Florida opens its season on Sept. 5 against New Mexico State in The Swamp in Gainesville.

— Written by Elton Hayes, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. A Washington, D.C.-based sports writer, Hayes is a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and he also has been an invited guest on “The Paul Finebaum Show.”  Follow him on Twitter @EHDC12.