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Coach Cal has more Twitter followers than all other BCS conference coaches combined

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Here’s some news that won’t surprise you: John Calipari has more Twitter followers than any other college basketball coach. The Sporting News recently ranked the 83 college coaches on Twitter, and Cal comes out on top due not only to his follower count, but his great “Twitter style”:

1. John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari), Kentucky
Like many of his current players, Calipari’s twitter feed is 5-star caliber. The leader of the #BBN uses his 140 characters to promote the program, stay close with former players, interact with passionate supporters and give fans a glimpse into his hectic life. He’s funny, he’s witty, and he’s brutally honest. What makes Calipari so great on Twitter, similar to what makes him so great as a person, is that he doesn’t pull any punches. With over 1.2 million followers, Calipari has more followers than all other BCS conference coaches combined.

Here’s the rest of The Sporting News’ top ten:

2. Chris Mack (@CoachChrisMack), Xavier
3. Tim Miles (@CoachMiles), Nebraska
4. Tom Crean (@TomCrean), Indiana (Sadly, no mention of the “I’ve been thinking about you a lot, a whole lot” tweet)
5. Frank Martin (@FrankMartin_SC), South Carolina
6. Greg McDermott (@CUCoachMac), Creighton
7. Mark Gottfried (@Mark_Gottfried), North Carolina State
8. Rick Ray (@RickRay1), Mississippi State
9. Sean Miller (@UACoachMiller), Arizona
10. Mick Cronin (@CoachCroninUC), Cincinnati

Cal’s “best tweet”? The one he sent out congratulating Louisville on their National Championship this past season. Why was that the best? It had 1,399 retweets, 476 favorites, and 678,000 impressions.

I’m shocked it wasn’t the pooping ice cream tweet.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

9 Comments for Coach Cal has more Twitter followers than all other BCS conference coaches combined



  1. Who Knew?
    11:01 am August 19, 2013 Permalink

    Apparently Cal is half black.



  2. KevinM
    11:08 am August 19, 2013 Permalink

    #4 is creepy….obviously, a very disturbed tweeter.



  3. troll alert
    11:32 am August 19, 2013 Permalink

    3 The trolls post on here enough to cover Vanetti, so we will continue to support Matt.



  4. troll alert
    11:35 am August 19, 2013 Permalink

    However, 3, BBN fans in Lville are forced to support UL financially by paying for the Yuck Center with tax money.



  5. Reality
    12:09 pm August 19, 2013 Permalink

    5) it is about time. Louisville is the economic engine of the state. It is about time the city of Louisville was paid back. Better to pay for the Yum Center than every jock, dirt road and meth head out in the state.



  6. Another Fact
    12:21 pm August 19, 2013 Permalink

    When Jones wasn’t busy spreading fake Kevin Ware stories, he reported that “The Fridge” was dead. What a douche nozzle.



  7. Ryan Lemond
    12:35 pm August 19, 2013 Permalink

    #7 is a douche nozzle similar to a person who posts the same stupid comment on every post? Get a life loser.



  8. Louisville1Cal4
    3:25 pm August 19, 2013 Permalink

    The Yum Center is a drain on this state just like every ignorant Card fan such as “Reality”.



  9. NIT much?
    8:59 pm August 19, 2013 Permalink

    Odd thing about 2-10… all kinda sleezy guys. What does that say about our boy, Cal?