College Football Coaches Ranked By Number Of Twitter Followers

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Social media has become a vital tool for college football branding and recruiting. Twitter is king right now, so college coaches, whether they want to or not, are registering handles to keep in touch with the kids.

Here is a list of college football coaches by Twitter followers, organized by Tulsa World:

1. Les Miles, LSU: 105,760
2. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame: 91,042
3. Butch Jones, Tennessee: 75,300
4. Mark Richt, Georgia: 65,240
5. Brett Bielema, Arkansas: 57,958
6. Jim Mora, UCLA: 49,239
7. Steve Sarkisian, Washington: 46,377
8. Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss: 45,098
9. Dan Mullen, Mississippi State: 44,697
10. Bo Pelini, Nebraska: 43,162
11. Mark Stoops, Kentucky: 43,068
12. Mike Leach, Washington State: 42,173
13. Will Muschamp, Florida: 39,583
14. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M: 32,849
15. Gus Malzahn, Auburn: 32,186
16. Gary Pinkel, Missouri: 31,664
17. Mack Brown, Texas: 29,860
18. Lane Kiffin, USC: 29,790
19. Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia: 28,503
20. Charlie Strong, Louisville: 28,152
21. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State: 28,139
22. Al Golden, Miami: 22,980
23. Dabo Swinney, Clemson: 21,140
24. James Franklin, Vanderbilt: 20,071
25. Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern: 19,909
26. Larry Fedora, UNC: 19,480

[26.5. Roger Dorn, Total Frat Move: 19,322]

27. Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech: 18,602
28. Charlie Weis, Kansas: 17,460
29. Tommy Tuberville, Cincinnati: 17,403
30. Kevin Wilson, Indiana: 15,515
31. Mike Riley, Oregon State: 14,872
32. Randy Edsall, Maryland: 13,593
33. Bill Snyder, Kansas State: 12,179*
34. Dave Doeren, N.C. State: 11,911
35. Mike London, Virginia: 11,782
36. June Jones, SMU: 11,677
37. David Cutcliffe, Duke: 9,698
38. Tim Beckman, Illinois: 9,437
39. Mark Dantonio, Michigan State: 9,425
40. Willie Taggart, South Florida: 9,404
41. Rich Rodriguez, Arizona: 8,297
42. Jim McElwain, Colorado State: 7,992
43. Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech: 6,690
44. Skip Holtz, Louisiana Tech: 6,482
45. David Shaw, Stanford: 6,352
46. Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech: 5,977
47. Mark Hudspeth, Louisiana: 5,730
48. Art Briles, Baylor: 5,692
49. Kyle Flood, Rutgers: 5,580
50. Bobby Petrino, Western Kentucky: 5,239
51. Tim DeRuyter, Fresno State: 5,233
52. Chris Petersen, Boise State: 5,149
53. Bryan Harsin, Arkansas State: 5,033
54. Bronco Mendenhall, BYU: 4,560
55. Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee: 3,586
56. Sonny Dykes, Cal: 3,514
57. Tony Levine, Houston: 3,503
58. Paul Haynes, Kent State: 3,374
59. Gary Patterson, TCU: 3,131
60. Brian Polian, Nevada: 3,046
61. Ruffin McNeill, East Carolina: 3,003
62. Garrick McGee, UAB: 2,980
63. Todd Monken, Southern Miss: 2,753
64. Jimbo Fisher, Florida State: 2,739
65. Ron English, Eastern Michigan: 2,547
66. Matt Rhule, Temple: 2,289
67. Steve Addazio, Boston College: 2,283
68. Curtis Johnson, Tulane: 2,159
69. Pete Lembo, Ball State: 2,099
70. Matt Wells, Utah State: 1,987
71. Todd Graham, Arizona State: 1,983
72. Paul Pasqualoni, UConn: 1,930
73. P.J. Fleck, Western Michigan: 1,717
74. Bill Blankenship, Tulsa: 1,703
75. Matt Campbell, Toledo: 1,610
76. Charley Molnar, UMass: 1,548
77. Scott Shafer, Syracuse: 1,420
78. Rod Carey, Northern Illinois: 1,183
79. Dave Christensen, Wyoming: 1,094
80. Jeff Quinn, Buffalo: 1,088
81. Doc Holliday, Marshall: 1,054
82. Larry Blakeney, Troy: 1,047
83. Don Treadwell, Miami (Ohio): 896
84. Ken Niumatalolo, Navy: 837
85. Larry Coker, UTSA: 520
86. Joey Jones, South Alabama: 386

What’s wrong, Kliff Kingsbury? You’re looking up at ol’ Rodge? You better watch your ass, Larry Fedora. I’m coming for you, pal. Enjoy your time in the sun, because I’ll probably rip your heart out by early next week.

[via Tulsa World]

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