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Coach Harsin and “Twitiots”

By Rick Worthington

Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin discussed social media criticism – specifically on Twitter – during his weekly press conference Monday.

Coach Harsin coined the phrase “Twitiots” during the presser. It was quite a rant, and to a man, I’m pleased to see coach Harsin defending his players. If you have not been paying attention, some of those guys have been getting smoked for weeks on social media. Coach Harsin had a few things to say, and defended those guys.

Since then, he has seen some praise for his words. I’ve read plenty and there are loads of folks who are lining up to give Coach Harsin an “Atta Boy.”

Confession: I really like Coach Harsin. Bryan is a good man and I think he is a great leader of young men. But personally, I wish coach Harsin would have left the “Twitiots” alone.

To tell the truth, coach Harsin is correct, “Twitiots” -who are also known as Trolls on social media- are not experts, but they are a different breed. They hit hard, they have no boundaries, and they don’t EVER stop. They can be especially harsh when you give them a reason to start chirping again. You can’t give them any ammunition…and that’s why I’m saying I wish he would not have said anything.

Imagine for a moment how ugly those tweets could be if New Mexico wins this week. Use your imagination… Let’s hope coach Harsin’s players have his back this week, like he had their back on Monday. I’m crossing my fingers.

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