|Washington State coach Mike Leach and Oregon coach Chip Kelly both like to run spread offenses, but they don't have similar views on players' Twitter usage. (US Presswire)|
If your favorite thing to do on Twitter is to tweet to Washington State football players, don't expect a response from them any time soon.
Coach Mike Leach instituted a team-wide Twitter ban that went into effect Tuesday night.
Leach's decision to ban Twitter wasn't prompted by anything in particiular.
"I decided to, that's what prompted [the ban]," Leach said.
Not only did Leach ban his players from Twitter, but it's an interactive ban of sorts. Leach wants the media and other Twitter users to let him know if any of his players are tweeting.
"Quite frankly, if after today, you see anything from Twitter from our team -- and I don't care if it says, 'I love life' -- I would like to see it because I will suspend them," Leach said, according to the (Spokane) Spokeman-Review.
Leach has a Twitter account that has almost 40,000 followers, but he hasn't tweeted from the account since Oct. 11.
Though Leach banned his players from Twitter, don't expect a similar ban from Oregon coach Chip Kelly anytime soon. Kelly might be the most secretive coach in college football, but he doesn't seem to have a problem with his players tweeting.
"If you can't trust your players on Twitter ... you probably can't trust them on third down," Kelly said Wednesday, according to the Oregonian.
Will the Twitter ban make Washington State better? We'll find out on Saturday when the now-Twitterless Cougars travel to Palo Alto to play No. 19 Stanford.