Twitter funny business is going on at Texas Tech.
How’s this for online deception? Apparently, coaches at the school have created fake Twitter accounts that depict, um, good-looking girls to follow their players and track their tweeting. This fascinating nugget, as revealed by Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury while on The HawkCast with former linebacker A.J. Hawk, brings player observation to another, somewhat creepy level.
“We have fake accounts with cute girls that they add right now, so we can see what’s going on and who’s tweeting what,” Kingsbury said on the podcast, via CoachingSearch.com. “Those are heavily monitored, for sure.”
And yes, Kingsbury thinks some of his players are aware of the trick.
“They can’t resist that,” the coach continued. “A friend request from a cute girl is an automatic follow.”
You have to hand it to Kingsbury, who served as an offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Texas A&M before arriving in Lubbock. He’s willing to go to these lengths to check out what his players are doing, er, typing away from the field. Perhaps other programs will begin to do this on a more consistent basis if it keeps players grounded.
Only, it’s too bad Kingsbury couldn’t track Johnny Manziel when the two were together in College Station.
You can listen to the full interview below: