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Just so you know, Nick Saban ain’t ever joining Twitter, guys


“Hashtag this.”

Sure, lots of big-time college football coaches are in on this newfangled Twitter craze. The head coaches are all about it and even some assistants are in on this Twitter thing, most notably Florida Gators wide receivers coach Joker Phillips, who has turned his “#ComePlayForTheJoker” hashtag into a certifiable Internet phenomenon.

Even though Nick Saban, along with South Carolina Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier are the only head coaches in the SEC without their own official Twitter account, the Alabama Crimson Tide football czar recently said he has no plans whatsoever to jump in and take part in the social media frenzy on Twitter.

“I’ve never considered joining Twitter, nor do I know why anybody would,” Saban said, according to an report. “There’s a lot of people that do and I guess that I’m one of the ones in the minority.”

Simply stated. And who can fault him? It’s not like he’s some young, brash and hungry football coach coming up through the ranks trying to make a name for himself while attempting to ingratiate himself to potential recruits by appearing hip. Players come to play for Saban because it includes some guarantee of success, at the college level, and, for some, maybe even a crack at making it to the NFL.

Instead, Saban prefers to focus on football. And really, how entertaining would Saban be on Twitter anyway. He’s too darn serious most of the time.

One Crimson Tide player isn’t buying it, though, arguing that Saban could be on Twitter, only incognito.

“He claims he don’t have one,” C. J. Mosley said, “but he probably does.”

Now that would be something. Saban chirping about SEC coaches, referees and so on through some alias. My guess if he does have an anonymous Twitter account, it’s something like, “@SickNaban.” Because that would be clever, right?

[H/T College Football Talk]