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Bob Stoops on Twitter recruiting: 'Hear that OU fans? Get on board'

by Ryan Aber Published: July 24, 2013

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops isn’t the most Twitter-savvy college football coach.

Stoops has a Twitter account but keeps it locked down and uses it primarily to connect with recruits but doesn’t use it to engage fans the way his brother, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin or others do.

“I don’t have the personality those guys have,” Bob Stoops said Tuesday at Big 12 Media Days.

But Stoops doesn’t see social media interaction going away, even though fan interaction with recruits is technically an NCAA violation.

“In today’s world, once things get rolling, it’s not stopping,” he said.

He later said he didn’t know how the NCAA could enforce that rule.

So Sooners fans should start contacting recruits through Twitter, the way Kentucky fans have done?

“I’m pretty sure that’s what it means, yeah,” Stoops said. “Hear that OU fans? Get on board.”

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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