Sadly, the state’s two best “universities” will both stay in regular Florida. Which means if you live in South Florida, your in-state options all pretty much sound like prison correspondence colleges.
“Oh, you got your PhD from Florida Atlantic? How was that? I saw them advertising on Maury the other day”.
SoFla will still have the University of South Florida, however, and for the first time in its existence, it'll have a name that doesn’t immediately confuse the sh*t of people. Since it’s in Tampa, as it currently stands, it's like calling Purdue “The University of West Cleveland.”