Found October 25, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Many coaches view Twitter as nothing more than a distraction, and Mike Leach has apparently joined that group. Effective earlier this week, Leach has banned his Washington State players from using Twitter in any capacity or tweeting anything — regardless of the message.
According to The Spokesman-Review, Washington State athletic director Bill Moos said some of the WSU players have been “vulgar” with their tweets and writing things that he wouldn’t want kids to read. Leach didn’t offer much of an explanation, but he made it clear that the ban is very serious.
“Twitter’s now banned around here, so don’t expect anything on Twitter,” Leach said. “Twitter’s banned and quite frankly, if after today you see anything on 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.”
When asked what promoted the ban, Leach didn’t feel as though he owed anyone a detailed explanation.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
PULLMAN – Washington State head coach Mike Leach has banned his team from Twitter. In a day and age in which social media seemingly has no filters, Leach introduced some, making the call Tuesday that enough was enough. His players are now forbidden from tweeting and the consequences for doing so will be dire.
IF YOU WONDERED whether there was a catalyst resulting in the ban on player use of twitter by football head man Mike Leach on Tuesday, there was. The following is from the Murrow News Service at Washington State.
MIKE LEACH CONTINUES to prime the Texas pipeline to Washington State. The latest verbal commitment for the Cougars is an outside linebacker prospect -- his prep coach describes him as an uber-physical defender who can flat out run.
SPOKANE – Mike Leach says his Washington State football team has a lot of great people. But for three hours on Saturdays, he’d prefer to see something else out on the field.
Stanford has a chance to regroup with two consecutive games against Pac-12 bottom feeders. Washington State visits the Farm this weekend behind Mike Leach's pass-happy attack. Here's the skinny on the game and the state of Stanford football.
To Tweet or Not To Tweet
Headline: Although Mike Leach refuses to blame Twitter for his team’s problems, he knows it hasn’t helped
Much debate has sprung from Washington St. Cougars head coach Mike Leach banning Twitter for all of his players.
Leach’s desire to change the Cougars culture has ruffled some feathers in Pullman this season, from questioning the seniors on his...
SOCIAL MEDIA and the winning formula. It's a topic our broadcasting team has talked about on air this season -- specifically how social media can/does affect leadership on the Cougs and on college football teams in general. With Mike Leach on Tuesday banning his players from using twitter, it's a topic that deserves scrutiny. Did Leach make the right call? You better believe...
What plays in Lubbock, Texas is the unique, the eccentric, the spooky. It just is one of those places. One of the first UFO "sightings" happened in Lubbock in 1951. Buddy Holly was born there. Mike Leach swung his sword and dispensed dating advice and weather reports there.
And I'll tell you Tommy Tuberville, the third-year Texas Tech football coach, is a little different...
IT IS NO secret that Washington State has struggled to move the ball this season. Now the Cougars (2-5 overall, 0-4 conference) face No. 19 Stanford that some regard as the conference’s top defensive unit. WSU coach Mike Leach discussed that topic and the Cougars’ offense during Tuesday’s Pac-12 coaches’ teleconference.
This week we mourn the loss of the greatest (creepiest?) voyeuristic experience Coug fans have ever had as Mike Leach has banned twitter. No longer will we be able to know everything every player is thinking and doing at any moment of the day. It seems that despite a seminar on the risks of social media, some players demonstrated the extraordinary thickness of their heads by continuing...
A power running game and a dominant defense against an Air Raid offense that has yet to take flight.
The styles of Stanford and Washington State couldn't be more different. As of now, neither are their places in the Pac-12 North Division race.
The No. 19 Cardinal (5-2, 3-1) look to stay in control of their league title hopes when they host the Cougars on Saturday, beginning...
PULLMAN – According to head coach Mike Leach, the Cougars will be without a promising young cornerback for 2012 – and possibly for good. Freshman cornerback Ray Ford will not be returning to the team this season after failing to qualify through the NCAA Eligibility Center. Leach said the Center left a lot of questions unanswered.
Can a Bye Week Be Just What the Cougars Needed?
The 2-5 Washington State Cougars are coming off of their bye week to face #19 Stanford on the road.
The game is not anticipated to be a close one, but Mike Leach implemented some interesting strategies over his team’s bye week. We shall see if they can improve the Cougars’ performance on the field.
Match up: Washington St. Cougars...