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These tweeting 25 will you keep you entertained and educated about SEC football
As you would expect from the nation's pre-eminent football conference, the SEC is well-represented in the Twitterverse by people who know the league intimately and aren't afraid to tell you about it. We took a look at the lengthy list of SEC-oriented Twitter accounts and whittled them down to 25 that are definitely worth a follow.
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. Just beware of his new obsession with butt-chugging.
Can't believe Tyler Bray broke Derek Dooley's hip with a beer bottle. Strong arm.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) October 10, 2012
Alabama's versatile o-lineman is that rare college athlete who's worth following. No nonsense, no inside jokes, just a smart kid who doesn't take himself too seriously. He's funny, too.
Generally in life effort = success, but the harder I try in fantasy football, the worse I do.— Barrett Jones (@BarrettAJones) October 7, 2012
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.
Thankful that I work 4 a man that let's you run out & watch your son in a JV game on a break from gameplanning. @trey_hand & team won 42-0.— Herb Hand (@CoachHand) September 18, 2012
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.
War Eagle?Try Chicken Little.The sky seems to be falling on the Tigersmrsec.com/2012/10/as-au-…— MrSEC (@MrSEC) October 10, 2012
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.
#Auburn's Gene Chizik says QB battle could be determined after tonight's practice. Moseley's shoulder isn't 100 percent but it's better— Edward Aschoff (@AschoffESPN) October 10, 2012
The Florida Gators beat writer for the Palm Beach Post, Jason Lieser is a one-stop shop for all things Swamp-related, but he doesn't limit his tweets to the Gators, offering sharp observations on what's happening in all 12 SEC shops.
LSU coach Les Miles, on his team's confidence: "Sometimes you have to play with your stinger." Referring to bees, I think.— Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) October 10, 2012
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.
Richt: "The bad news is we took a whipping. The good news is we took it together." (As in no one played well.)— Seth Emerson (@SethEmerson) October 7, 2012
Covering Kentucky football is a thankless task, but Kyle Tucker of the Louisville Courier-Journal handles the chore admirably, giving you everything you need to know as the UK coaches rearrange their deck chairs while the ship goes down.
Joker says Neloms, Benton and Lowery officially out for Saturday and three true freshman DBs starting.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) October 11, 2012
Mizzou's new to the SEC this season, but Matter's a seasoned veteran at providing news you can use out of the other Columbia. As the author of The Mizzou Fan's Survival Guide to the SEC, he knows what his team has gotten itself into.
Pinkel on a roll today talking about playing with Saban at Kent St. Beats talking about Vandy game, I suppose— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) October 8, 2012
Slater's on the beat with the ol' ball coach, covering the Gamecocks for the hometown paper and sharing insights via Twitter. He has a little fun with it in the process.
Steve Spurrier said something snarky. Dabo Swinney responded last night. We wrote this story about it. Rinse, repeat. tinyurl.com/8w74hgy— Darryl Slater (@DarrylSlater) October 11, 2012
Lockridge is the Vandy man for The Tennessean. If James Franklin says something controversial, Lockridge will let you know.
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.
Had expansion gone a little differently, the Game of the Year might be this weekend. Today's column. alabama.rivals.com/content.asp?CI…— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) October 10, 2012
Tom's had his hands full this season covering the dumpster fire that is Arkansas football in the post-Petrino era so far, but he's handling the transitional season far better than John L. Smith is.
Last week Arkansas was the nail; today - for now - they have brought a hammer— Thomas Murphy (@TomMurphyADG) October 6, 2012
Auburnsports.com bills itself as your No. 1 source for Auburn athletics and recruiting news. Jay's one of the reasons why. The Auburn program's suddenly in tatters, but the coverage is still solid.
More from WR Sammie Coates on leadership: "They (coaches) put it on the older guys, but they aren't showing much."— Jay G. Tate (@JayGTate) October 9, 2012
Randy should be the envy of the SEC. He gets to cover Les Miles on a daily basis, giving him first-hand access to some of the best material in the Twitterverse.
A note from of bizarre: Just heard a cat at a coffee shop call #LSU's Zach Mettenberger the best QB in the country. "Not being used right."— Randy Rosetta (@RandyRosetta) October 11, 2012
Hugh Kellenberger covers Ole Miss for the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. A couple things become obvious when you visit his page: He loves college football, and he loves Mumford & Sons. Only one of those things is relevant to this discussion.
Sure Beano occasionally veered into becoming the crazy uncle you only see on holidays, but he was OUR crazy uncle you only see on holidays.— Hugh Kellenberger (@HKellenbergerCL) October 11, 2012
Brad Locke covers Dan Mullen's Mississippi State Bulldogs. Now that things are rocking over in Scott Field, that's become a pretty plum gig, and Brad handles it well.
Mullen asked to compare this team to '10 team, said this one "plays with better focus, has a lot more confidence right now on the field ..."— bradlocke (@bradlocke) October 10, 2012
Brent brings you all the news from Aggie-land. He's on the front lines of A&M coach Kevin Sumlin's love-hate relationship with the media.
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.
@jcontiz3 I'd go with Joker Phillips at No. 1 and Spaziani at No. 2. David Bailiff at Rice isn't too far behind either.— Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven) October 10, 2012
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.
You have to give John L. Smith credit today. His team is playing well and most important, he is standing on the right sideline.— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) October 6, 2012
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 negative).
Jr PG Trae Golden on why so many Vols basketball players have gnarly beards: "Like you say, man, men have beards."— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) October 11, 2012
Jon Solomon writes about SEC football for the Birmingham News. As you'd expect, he has plenty to say about Bama and Auburn, but he has a special focus on the media biz that separates him from the pack.
We love TV. We're fat. Coincidence? bit.ly/VVVBxs— Jon Solomon (@jonsol) October 11, 2012
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.
Game Day in October! Almost all the cupcakes have been consumed and No. 3 FSU, No 4 LSU, No. 5 UGA, and No. 8 WVA are on the road. Upsets?— Tony Barnhart (@MrCFB) October 6, 2012
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.
Moral dilemma question: Is it OK to feel good if an injury thrusts your fantasy football running back into a starting role?— Mike Bianchi (@BianchiWrites) October 9, 2012
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.
Amazed that some people say (or type) with a straight face that Bobby Petrino would be an option at Auburn.— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) October 11, 2012