It was not easy for Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel and his staff to restore glory to Rocky Top this season, but a great deal of credit goes to the second-year skipper for turning things around quickly. The swiftness of the rebuild can be attributed in part to a change of philosophy on the recruiting front, for which Heupel brought a breath of fresh air coming out of Central Florida.
Recruiting is the name of the game when it comes to modern college football as programs scramble to bring the best and brightest to their campuses. In many ways, the action on the field often pales in comparison to the excitement on the prep prospect front.
Among the aspects that make following the recruiting action on social media exhilarating are the quirks players and coaches tend to have when it comes to communicating success. Sports Illustrated’s Molly Geary took a look at how all of the Power Five head coaches react on Twitter to recruiting trail success by using their unique “bat signals,” including the Volunteers head coach’s patented hashtag.
Josh Heupel, Tennessee: #GBO 🍊.
So set your notifications for @coachjoshheupel just in case you catch one of those magical moments when he throws up the hashtag and orange emoji. If you are a Vols fan it means good things are on the way.