Please, Gator Nation, hire Mike Haridopolos to next university president

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There’s nothing this Florida State alumni would like to see more than this…

Some early names floated by the Gainesville Sun as possible candidates to be the next president of the University of Florida include … Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos, who teaches there (h/t to David Royse).

Haridopolos should president of the state’s flagship university why?

Because he did such a bang-up job governing the Florida Senate?

At least he is a, um, published author.

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