Texas Tech football coach Kliff Kingsbury understands his players are under the microscope when it comes to social media. To combat the growing problem of kids saying stupid shit and getting in trouble, Kingsbury and his staff have developed a new method to make sure their players are behaving online: Catfishing them.
Kingsbury explained how the staff does it to A.J. Hawk on his podcast recently.
“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,” he said. “Those are heavily monitored, for sure.”
Do the players know?
“I think they do, but they can’t resist that,” Kingsbury said, laughing. “A friend request from a cute girl is an automatic follow.”
For what it’s worth, the staff says they don’t trick their players into doing something they shouldn’t — so it “isn’t catfishing.” I don’t buy that for a second. If you are creating fake Twitter accounts with cute girls as avatars solely to follow football players, that is 100 percent catfishing — regardless of whether or not you initiate anything.
“Coach why do I have to run all these extra sprints?”
“Because you DMed me a pic of your dick and asked if I wanted a taste.”
Kingsbury said that coaches are constantly capturing all of the absurd posts and compiling them for a one-time presentation where the players can be sufficiently mocked by the staff and their peers. It sounds like a good enough strategy to me. No chance I would accept any strange follows.
Be careful out there, Red Raiders. If a hot girl follows you and likes your tweets and you think it’s too good to be true, that’s probably because it’s the strength and conditioning coach. Just log off..
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