College football is afflicted with Bieber Fever

Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber is used to throngs of prepubescent girls swooning over his every word -- and his hair -- but in the past year a new crop of fans are starting to emerge -- college football players and coaches.

Wednesday, Louisville defensive end Greg Scruggs admitted to having "Bieber Fever" on Twitter. It's also important to point out that Scruggs is a menacing 6-foot-4, 269-pound man.

Of course, Scruggs isn't alone in his love for the Biebs. In April, Oklahoma 5-foot-10, 199-pound defensive back Tony Jefferson did an entire interview about Bieber (start around the 1:55 mark).

"I tweet him every once in awhile just hoping I get a retweet or something," said Jefferson.

He also made an impassioned plea to meet Bieber, which was both humorous and sad at the same time.

And, oops, someone caught Jefferson on film trying to be a Bieber backup dancer.

Even coaches have got the fever. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy changed his ringtone to Justin Bieber's hit "Baby" upon learning that Biebs' ringtone was Gundy's infamous "I'm a man, I'm 40" rant.

So now I'm on the lookout for football players and coaches who have the fever and the only cure is more Bieber.

Everyone has to have a hero, even if it is a 17-year-old kid.


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