Until this week, Georgia coach Mark Richt only followed four people on Twitter; his wife, two sons and the Georgia football account. But that’s changing now. Richt, who has more than 64,000, followers, has upped the people he follows on Twitter to 82. Almost all of them are recruits. The Georgia coach talked Thursday night about the change.
“If you want to hit a guy up or want to even ask him to give you a call or whatever, he can do that, and if he wants to call you, he can call you. Then you’ve got some parents of the kid, too. Some are Twitter, some are Facebook. It just made sense to get into the Twitter world right now.
“We were Facebooking, but we weren’t getting them all. When you could text them, you just text them, and right now if you want to get up with them, you Facebook them. We still write hand-written letters. I think those are still important.”
The NCAA allows coaches to send an unlimited number of emails or messages on social media.