May 20, 2013
Twitter has come a long way since John Calipari made his first million (followers). Most major college coaches have at least some presence on Twitter, and some are big-time players. They range from the generic to the outlandish, the quiet to the confrontational, and tweet from Disney World and bass fishing boats.
Here are all 14 SEC coaches on Twitter:
Bret Bielema - He's feisty. Has fired back at fans who criticized him for leaving Wisconsin. Relative newcomer, but don't underestimate his Tweetability.
James Franklin - A prolific Tweeter that I highly recommend as a follow. He uses the account heavily for recruiting, but also gives a broad look at the program.
Hugh Freeze - Probably my favorite SEC coach to follow. Lots of updates about his off-field life, and enough fishing tweets to make Rich Brooks jealous.
Butch Jones - You'll find plenty of orange updates in your timeline, though most are retweets providing generic information about the program.
Gus Malzahn - Has been on for about a year, but only started tweeting consistently since arriving at Auburn. The jury's out here.
Les Miles - A little disappointing considering Miles' unique personality, but still a bit of fun to be had here.
Dan Mullen - Supplies plenty of motivational quotes and #hailstate hashtags. If that's what you're into, follow away.
Gary Pinkel - Tweeted once at the beginning of last season, once at the end. No tweets since. Can't recommend you follow someone who doesn't tweet.
Mark Richt - Judging by his tweets, he is very, very, very, very, very proud of many of his players.
Mark Stoops - Tweets in flurries. Some days will have a dozen updates, then he'll go quiet. Lots of references to recruiting, lots of exclamation points, and links to videos.
Kevin Sumlin - Doesn't tweet a ton, but doesn't have long stretches without tweets. Some nice updates about stuff he does off the field.
Not on Twitter:
Steve Spurrier (don't be confused by his son, Steve Spurrier Jr.)
Nick Saban (like you would expect anything else)