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These tweeters will keep you entertained, educated and occasionally enraged
College football is well-represented in the Twitterverse by people who know the game intimately and aren't afraid to tell you about it. We took a look at the lengthy list of CFB-oriented Twitter accounts and whittled them down to 50 that are definitely worth a follow. These tweeting all-stars are sure to entertain, educate and occasionally enrage. Let us know your favorites (and anyone we missed).
Bruce Feldman is a prolific and informative tweeter with a history of breaking news via the medium (and occasionally jumping the gun, but that's part of Twitter's charm). Definitely worth a follow.
He may be awful picking names, but he does have some good lines RT @espn_bigten: Delany asked if expansion is dead. "Dead is a strong word."— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) May 15, 2013
Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel describes himself as a "Writer, author, lover, humanitarian and college football writer for SI.com." We can only vouch for the college football part. Guy's a fountain of information and opinion, although he doesn't always seem to welcome criticism very cheerfully. Of course, who does?
The college QB free agent market right now is so crowded we might need a second Signing Day.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) May 9, 2013
Mandel's SI colleague is a college football savant and part-time foodie who's also equal parts funny and astute.
One point not being mentioned enough in the push for better scheduling is the fact that the 60-inch HD experience is hurting attendance.— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) May 14, 2013
Mark Ennis is legendary around the Athlon offices for how prolifically he tweets. Chances are he's weighed in about 15 times on Louisville football, Dwyane Wade's fashion choices and Andrew Wiggins by the time you get to work in the morning. Given that level of output, they can't all be gems — but many of them are.
Twitter fighting Clay Travis only makes him stronger. Resist.— Mark Ennis (@Mengus22) May 15, 2013
Brett McMurphy was a good get for the Worldwide Leader, and as he was with CBS Sports, he's a prolific breaker of news via Twitter.
If alcohol sales at TCF Bank Stadium in 2013 similar to 2012, Minnesota projects $110,000 profit in alcohol sales— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) May 15, 2013
CollegeFootballTalk.com is precisely what it's advertised to be: an ongoing conversation about the sport we love. Its tweeting home is equally engaging.
Saturday Down South self-bills as the "largest website covering @SECFootball." Don't know about largest, but it's one of the best. Their Twitter feed is typically just a shortcut to the website, but well worth a follow.
Bob Stoops: The World’s Worst Myth Buster sds.to/YVNOCS— Saturday Down South (@SDS) May 15, 2013
You might associate the Associated Press with relics of a different time, but AP college football writer Ralph Russo's Twitter feed, delivered in Brooklyn-ese, is anything but stale.
To the woman I just gave bad subway directions to, Sorry. Enjoy the walk from 8th Ave to Madison. In the rain.— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) May 15, 2013
Bryan Fischer is among Athlon's go-to sources for Pac-12 news, as well as generally amusing observations. He's not quite at a Mengus-level output, but he's close.
Plane is not even fully boarded and guy next to me takes off his shoes. Wut? Good thing it’s a short flight…— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) May 10, 2013
The Eye sees all. CBSSports.com's college football feed draws on the expert opinions and inside sources of some of the best in the business.
Will Muschamp: 'I can assure you' Cocktail Party losing streak won't last cbsprt.co/10XXRBK _Almost_ a guarantee— Eye on College FBall (@EyeOnCFB) May 15, 2013
We're partial to Sirius XM College Sports Nation because our own Braden Gall is a frequent contributor. That doesn't mean they're not a quality follow. Their Twitter feed is a handy entry point to their on-air content.
Adam Kramer bills himself as "Founder and gatekeeper of Kegs ‘n Eggs. Lead College Football Writer for Bleacher Report. Advocate of FAT GUY TOUCHDOWNS,
#MACtion and Las Vegas tomfoolery." I have nothing to add to that, except to recommend a follow.
A big-time recruit is deciding his future school today. I imagine we'll all behave like adu- HAHAHA. Oh God.— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) May 14, 2013
Someday, maybe soon, ACC football will be relevant, and when that day comes, Jim Young is poised to rule. He's your ACC source on all things football and basketball.
CBS' national college football writer Dennis Dodd can be infuriating, but he's never not interesting.
I'mnot complaining at all but when will coaches realize that everything they say at thesebooster events is going to be reported?— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) May 15, 2013
Dodd's CBS colleague is a solid reporter and equally solid Tweeter.
Mike Slive, Gene Smith, Nick Saban -- all with recent comments that might suggest -- let's get this stipend going or we'll break off.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerCBS) May 10, 2013
Love him or hate him, you can't deny that Travis entertains and inflames with his SEC-centric observations. Prepare to get angry, although Travis' affection for those he lampoons takes some of the edge off. Good news: He seems to have overcome his obsession with butt-chugging.
Curious to see if Texas native Bud Adams might fall in love with Manziel like he did Vince Young and force Titans to draft JFF.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) May 9, 2013
The Forde Yard Dash is an in-season must read.
50th Super Bowl will be in San Fran, 51st in Houston. I know which locale will be more popular with the media. (Hint: Not Houston.)— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) May 21, 2013
Herb Hand, Vandy's exceptional (and exceptionally nice) o-line coach, beats the drum on Twitter for Vandy, Nashville and the SEC while offering words of wisdom for everyday living. Not your usual coach-speak.
This article is a MUST READ for every college prospect out there - EDUCATE YOURSELVES to the REALITY of pro sports businessweek.com/news/2013-05-1…— Herb Hand (@CoachHand) May 16, 2013
With a name like that, you better deliver the goods. And he does, covering the league's 14 teams from every angle — coaching, recruiting and on-the-field performance. Lots of useful links, too.
No wonder the SEC is starting its own network.The Big Ten's record bank.mrsec.com/2013/05/big-te…— MrSEC (@MrSEC) May 16, 2013
The worldwide leader doesn't disappoint with its SEC coverage thanks to lead bloggers Chris Low and Edward Aschoff, who scour the corners of the interwebs for nuggets of SEC wisdom and share them with hungry SEC fans everywhere. In addition to @ESPN_SEC, which is links central for fans of the nation's best conference, Aschoff maintains his own Twitter account with tidbits like this.
The thing that really interests me about the end of spring in the #SEC: QB races are still going and will through the fall. Love the drama— Edward Aschoff (@AschoffESPN) April 23, 2013
Continuing with our mothership theme, David Ubben handles all things Big 12 for ESPN.
Only Bama more talented than Texas? es.pn/10VJJ1J— David Ubben (@ESPN_Big12) May 17, 2013
There's no more Big East (it's now the American Athletic), so watch for the Twitter handle to change.
Most important game: Cincinnaties.pn/12gA1Ue— espn_bigeast (@espn_bigeast) May 17, 2013
Seth's hunkered down in Athens ready to bring you any relevant Dawg news he uncovers. Mark Richt may have lost control, but Seth hasn't.
Personal note: The world has its next tight end, or power forward. My son was born this morning and weighed in at 8 pounds, 9 ounces. Boom.— Seth Emerson (@SethEmerson) May 15, 2013
Cecil's been covering Bama since the Bear's last season. I'd say that makes him a suitable go-to guy for all things Tide-related.
@soundcheckmama The bad thing is it makes me think of Muschamp as Adam Sandler in "Little Nicky."— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) May 16, 2013
All of us here at Athlon Sports — @AthlonMitch, @BradenGall, @DavidFox615, @AthlonDoster — are worth following, but Steven Lassan's our resident college football prodigy. Ask him anything — the backup quarterback situation at UL Lafayette, for example — and he can tell you everything you need to know.
@ichaseferalcats Keep giving Swinney the resources and Clemson is going to keep winning at a high level in the ACC.— Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven) May 15, 2013
The mere mention of his name provokes outrage in some quarters. Paul Finebaum has been stirring the pot in the Yellowhammer State for three decades now and has taken his talents to Twitter, although he spends a lot of Tweets quoting what others have to say. For the Finebaum haters, that's just as well.
How did ``Big-Game'' Bob get stuck on stupid? @bigleadsports: Stoops Thinks SEC Ascension Narrative is “Propaganda” gd/4bCz5G— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) May 7, 2013
World-wide Wes' specialty is Tennessee Vols football at govols247.com, but he has plenty to say about everything that's remotely relevant in SEC football on his Twitter feed. Also, he uses his avatar to keep us apprised of his beard status (currently positive).
Butch Jones on why he took the Tennessee job: "There's only one Tennessee. Everyone knows that."— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) May 10, 2013
Referring to yourself as Mr. College Football may seem a little self-aggrandizing, but after years in the SEC trenches, Tony Barnhart's earned the right to pat himself on the back.
If you're looking for someone to pull for, consider Auburn's Jay Prosch. He will have big year in Malzahn's O. cbssports.com/collegefootbal…— Tony Barnhart (@MrCFB) May 15, 2013
Part columnist, part professional internet troll, Orlando's Mike Bianchi is an equal opportunity offender where Florida and Florida State are concerned. That makes him worth following, although he does spend a lot of time plugging his radio gig.
How idiotic were Maurice Jones-Drew's comments saying Justin Blackmon problems are media-generated? Nice team leader.— Mike Bianchi (@BianchiWrites) May 16, 2013
Bleacher Report's lead SEC college football writer is a fountain of information on his home site and a premium pot-stirrer on Twitter, weighing in with uncensored opinions on all things SEC. Plenty of useful links, too.
Factoring in eligibility, position, etc.; what current SEC player would you start your program with?— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) May 17, 2013
Rob Moseley covers Oregon football for the Eugene Register-Guard, and he tweets pithy observations from the front lines of the Great Northwest's offensive juggernaut. Also not afraid of lively interactions with fellow tweeters.
Apropos of nothing: This has long been my favorite hit ever in college football (with apologies to Wesly Mallard): youtube.com/watch?v=Jza8J3…— Rob Moseley (@DuckFootball) May 17, 2013
Jim Mora has wasted no time jockeying for attention in ADHD-afflicted Southern California. He hasn't really extended his pot-stirring to Twitter yet, but there's always hope.
Scott Wolf is a staff writer for the LA Daily News, meaning he has a front-row seat for the ongoing circus that is the Lane Kiffin era in LA.
Layla Kiffin tells AP about Lane Kiffin: ``I understand why he gets the criticism, but there's so much more to him." #USC— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) May 13, 2013
Chris Foster is the LA Times' UCLA beat writer and dispenses nuggets from Bruin-land. As you would expect from a school with 11 national titles, he leans basketball in his tweet count.
Football, food and female hotness. What more is there to the Internet? Elika Sadeghi covers all three on her Twitter feed, with a Big Ten emphasis. To follow her is to love her.
OSU fans give me crap for liking the SEC. SEC fans give me crap for hating the SEC. I give up. Have a nice day, y'all!— Elika Sadeghi (@steakNstiffarms) May 15, 2013
Since 2008, Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett have been regaling Big Ten fans with news, notes and links for the mothership.
Post on Big Ten schedule coming up at 1230. Parity based scheduling doesn't start till 2016, and very obvious here. Weak, weak crossovers— Rittenberg/Bennett (@ESPN_BigTen) May 16, 2013
Jim's the publisher of SPARTAN Magazine and is a one-stop shop for all things Gang Green-related. Especially good for in-game tweets that give you a feel for the action.
We've seen MSU practice a lot of spread in short stints this spring but I'm stunned that 90 pct of the snaps today have been out of the gun— Jim Comparoni (@JimComparoni) April 20, 2013
Teddy has one of the best self-descriptions on Twitter: "lover, fighter, Chicago Trib sportswriter." Kind of says it all, although he focuses on the sports part on his Twitter feed, in bareknuckles fashion.
OSU's Gene Smith says Alvarez would be "perfect" for cfb playoff committee: "I’m promoting Barry. Whoever it is, get the flak jacket ready."— Teddy Greenstein (@TeddyGreenstein) May 15, 2013
The publisher of HuskerOnline.com, Sean (Don't Call Me Bill) Callahan has seen the Nebraska program suffer through some uncharacteristic struggles the last several years. But unlike the team, Sean's coverage is consistently solid.
Big Ten home games of Illinois, Rutgers, Purdue and Minnesota in 2014 sure don't look appealing for #Husker fans right now.— Sean Callahan(@Sean_Callahan) May 16, 2013
Tom Dienhart is the senior writer for btn.com, the website for the Big Ten Network. Whenever there's football to be played, he's got it covered.
This still stuns me: Illinois had 4 players drafted and 3 sign as FAs—and went 0-8 in #B1G. Only OSU (9 total) and Michigan (8) had more.— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) May 2, 2013
Eleven Warriors is your source for all things Scarlet and Grey. It's the largest free Ohio State sports source on the internet, and they've extended their footprint to Twitter in a big way.
We salute you, citizen of Michigan with "URBNMYR" plates. 11w.rs/12wYiUS— Eleven Warriors (@11W) May 3, 2013
If you prefer a more cerebral take on the game, this feed's for you. Editor Chris Brown's also a Grantland contributor if you're not into the whole brevity thing.
The SEC is going to be a bloodbath this year. Every single one of these teams thinks they will be improved in 2013: espn.go.com/college-footba…— Smart Football (@smartfootball) May 20, 2013
Guy knows the NCAA inside and out so you don't have to. For that, we should all be grateful.
It's not just coaches. How it takes a village to cut an athlete's scholarship: ow.ly/l88aJ— John Infante (@John_Infante) May 17, 2013
His self-descriptor says it all: CBSSports.com writer/Heisman voter breaking down the politics of the most prestigious award in sports, plus hard-hitting college football commentary & analysis. What more do you want?
Full credit to the SEC for taking full advantage of other team's misfortunes, but I don't think the streak by itself proves its dominance.— Chris Huston (@HeismanPundit) May 7, 2013
USA Today contributor Myerberg's feed is all college football, all the time.
Bless their hearts, but Memphis has to be the only team to put a punter on the cover of their spring guide i.imgur.com/Zqh0nte.jpg— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) May 15, 2013
Another USA Today scribe, Schroeder freely dispenses observations on a variety of topics, not just college football. He's moving away from Oregon, though, so no more Springfield police log.
Springfield police log, I will miss you. But one last time: twitter.com/GeorgeSchroede…— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) May 2, 2013
Okay, so the SB Nation talking torso only occasionally touches on college football, but dude's funny.
In the minority on this one, but I still think Tebow is going to DOMINATE the Real World/Road Rules challenge.— Dan Rubenstein (@DanRubenstein) April 29, 2013
If you prefer your college football with a midwestern, heartland flavor, it doesn't get any more heartland than the KC Star's Blair Kerkhoff.
Keep in mind with SEC Network announcement today, addition of Mizzou, A&M triggered clause allowing renegotiation.— Blair Kerkhoff (@BlairKerkhoff) May 2, 2013
It's more of a general college site, but I couldn't let this Twitter rundown lapse without mentioning the guys over at Every Day Should Be Saturday, who freely share a love of college football with a slightly skewed, always amusing perspective.
Since the site's down and everything, let's talk, Twitter. If you could hug a wild animal without it attacking you, which one would it be?— edsbs (@edsbs) May 15, 2013
Another member of the "Every Day Should Be Saturday" empire, sir broosk regales with absurdist observations, never failing to bring the funny on college football and anything else that springs to mind.
Cole Trickle, however, remains depressingly alive.— sir broosk (@celebrityhottub) May 16, 2013