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That – ahem – nude guy with the shark? Florida says it is not Jim McElwain

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Over the weekend, a photo shared via Twitter by U.K.-based TV presenter Anneka Svenska showed a rather large naked man lying on top of a shark.

As you might imagine, Svenska received quote a few responses to the tweet, with numerous folks saying the man looked like Florida coach Jim McElwain.

Well, Deadspin.com reached out to UF, and an athletic department spokesperson said it was not McElwain. The spokesperson told Deadspin the coach became aware of the photo over the weekend and “told us it’s not him.”

There’s no denying that there’s a resemblance to McElwain, though; the Gators’ coach certainly would seem to have a dopplegänger.

Others have suggested that the man in the photo is Jimmy John’s owner Jimmy John Liautaud.

Regardless of who it is, it’s definitely a poor decision — in a handful of ways.

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