An interesting tweet battle took place today involving Tim Brewster (Wide Reciver coach at Miss. St.) and Ole Miss assistant coach Chris Kiffin. Tim Brewster sent a tweet public insinuating that Chris Kiffin was leaving Ole Miss for the Dallas Cowboys. Chris Kiffin responded by saying he was not leaving Ole Miss, and this prompted the Ole Miss AD to jump on twitter and squash the rumor by basically calling Brewster a liar.
This brings up the issue with Twitter, and how far is too far. When coaches and players accounts are public, everyone can see their tweets. Twitter can be used to quickly spread rumors, evidenced by the exchange that took place today. This gives coaches an opportunity to quickly spread a rumor, causing those committed to re-think their decision.
Do you feel there should be repercussions on coaches that blatantly start rumors such as this one? The NCAA needs to put rules in place to ensure coaching staffs are not spreading rumors on twitter whcih could hurt a recruiting class. I personally think its classless for a coach to bash another coach, or start lies. Alot of these kids are on edge with their decisions as is, and things like this have could have an impact.