Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The new football staff's social media strategy

A college football coach joining Twitter is nothing new. Spaz had a twitter account...which he used one time. But like texting before it, social media is where the recruits connect and any staff that is serious about recruiting has to be on Twitter and Facebook. Someone in the Yawkey football offices agrees with me because just recently a bunch of the new staffers joined twitter.

Addazio is leading the way, but Don Brown, Sean McGowan, Kevin Lempa, Justin Frye, Benjamin Albert, and Todd Fitch are all now on Twitter. Al Washington -- who is very active on Facebook -- doesn't seem to have a Twitter account. Neither do Ryan Day, Frank Leonard or Sean McGowan. Given Addazio's lead, I expect that to change soon. I don't think any of these guys are going to become Twitter celebs and post great stuff all the time, but it will be interesting to follow them and who they follow.

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At 3:33 PM, Blogger Knucklehead said...

Social media may be a good way to communicate to potential recruits but that doesn't mean that if we sign any of them that they are going to be good.

At 4:50 PM, Blogger eagle1331 said...

To Knucklehead's point, I wonder if the reason Day and Al aren't on there are because they seem to be pretty big point people in recruiting and possibly pose the biggest "whoops" threats..

At 4:58 PM, Blogger Joseph said...

Knucklehead, must work real hard to be so negative It is a good thing that Daz is getting to the kids area of doing things. How about saying that this is a good thing, or have you ever been able to see the good and positive.

At 7:50 PM, Blogger Knucklehead said...

Joseph you are an idiot.

At 8:06 PM, Blogger Joseph said...

maybe, but you still are the most negative I have ever seen here. M34 please take note. . KH never, and we all know, never, sees anything positive about anything.

At 9:17 PM, Blogger Alex L. said...

Knucklehead and HJS have lots of similarities to their posts.

At 11:18 PM, Blogger EL MIZ said...

i wonder what % of recruits are on Twitter? like 85%? it seems like whenever we get a commitment its via twitter. and i'm not sure what the rules are on twitter, but i know there are rules about phone calls and texts and stuff, but its pretty easy to interact with guys on Twitter. obviously a good thing to be doing everything we can to get an advantage.

Knuckleballer -- Are you still angry that ATL qualified a statement about the recruits as basically a "hey, you never know" throwaway? LOL grow up bro, who cares?

the good thing is we are going after recruits that other good football teams want and seem to be getting good traction.

whether they can come and be good players, or whether these coaches but them in the position to win games, will be another thing to decide. but the report card for addazio on recruiting, fan out reach, setting the tone in the public sphere, etc. are all A's in my opinion, guy has done no wrong yet.

At 11:28 PM, Blogger chicagofire1871 said...

Spaz's one post is really funny in retrospect now. I guess I don't blame the old guy for not wanting to do it, but couldn't he at least put a grad assistant in charge of tweeting out random things every so often?

At 2:14 AM, Blogger EL MIZ said...

the "fake spaz" account (@coachspaz) has some gems:

Frank Spaziani ‏@CoachSpaz 17 Sep 11
Alright, 2:38 left in the half, let's take a knee and get it to the locker room, boys. #wearebc

Frank Spaziani ‏@CoachSpaz 23 Oct 10
Ugh. 5:30 till halftime. Wonder if it's too soon to run up the gut a couple times and take it to the half. I just hope we keep it close.

Frank Spaziani ‏@CoachSpaz 23 Oct 10
Run, run, run, punt, hope Maryland takes a knee? What do you think? #BCEagles

At 8:45 AM, Blogger Knucklehead said...

It sad that I have to explain this . . . the original comment was a sarcastic shot at ATL who hedges all his recruiting talk with the possibility of the 18-21 year olds failing or not living up to expectations.

At 1:12 PM, Blogger Joseph said...

Explain all day. You are still the only one who sees crap where others see fertilizer.

At 5:25 PM, Blogger Knucklehead said...

You are an idiot. I am railing against negativity. You are giving me shit. Get it.


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