Late Tuesday night, Washington St. football head coach Mike Leach joined the growing list of Division-I coaches issuing a twitter ban to their players.
Ironically, Leach has his own account on the social media platform, but he’s been silent the past two weeks. Additionally, the Cougar football program doesn’t actually have its own account.
Leach, AD Bill Moos Comment Further On Twitter Ban
Leach’s team-wide twitter ban comes with a kicker, though; he’s instructed the media to notify him if any players violate the twitter ban by tweeting.
“Quite frankly, if after today, you see anything from Twitter from our team — and I don’t care if it says, ‘I love life’ — I would like to see it because I will suspend them,” Leach said, according to The Spokesman Review.
“I fully understand this is the youth of today and so forth, but we have to have our attention and focus on building a football program here, and our players need to have that as their priority,” Athletic Director Bill Moos said. “They aren’t bashing coaches or the program or any of that, but it’s not what we want to be perceived as how our program is represented. I would endorse what Mike Leach has done. We’ve got some areas that we continue to clean up, and this apparently is one as well.”
Final Word From Oregon Head Coach, Chip Kelly, On Twitter Ban
Chip: “If you can’t trust your players on Twitter … you probably can’t trust them on third down.”
— Adam Jude (@A_Jude) October 24, 2012
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