Florida State football head coach Jimbo Fisher issued a twitter ban for his program in mid-July. It was the second time during his tenure where he’s had to enforce such a policy.
Now, we have the ODU football twitter ban as head coach Bobby Wilder went one step further by instituting a year-round twitter ban for as long as a player is on the Old Dominion team. The crackdown is arguably one of the strictest policies in college football, and it might be among the harshest across the college sports world.
“Twitter is a me thing; it’s all about me,” Wilder said to The Virginian-Pilot. “When you’re a part of this team, it’s not about me. It’s about everyone collectively.”
Wilder cited an excessive number of tweets from players along with objectionable comments and poor performance in the classroom as a few of the reasons for implementing the policy. Players are still able to have a facebook account as long as they are friends with the ODU facebook page, which is monitored by Chris Crouch, Director of Football Operations.
Comments Regarding Recent ODU Football Twitter Ban
— Danielle Stern (@daniellestern) September 15, 2012
Wow the ODU football twitter ban sucks. I know half of the CNU football team can’t even go a day without twitter let alone 4 years!
— Paris Boynes (@fromParisWithXO) September 15, 2012
Is the year-long ODU football twitter ban too much? Should other teams implement similar policies? Any other thoughts on the restrictions placed on social media? Leave a comment below or tweet us @sportsnetworker.
Photo Credit: Delores Johnson/The Virginian-Pilot