Social Media Guide: College Football

Kyle Porter —  August 28, 2012 — 5 Comments

I’ve been busy putting together a social media guide for college football season and this is part one.

I’ll have more OSU/Big 12/Local follows later but this list is a pretty good national one to get you started. And I’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for you to start following these guys and gals. If you’re logged into twitter on your browser you can simply click follow on the right column and you’re ready to roll.

This list isn’t comprehensive by any means, these are simply the people and sites I follow to keep up with college football on a national level. If I’ve missed any great follows, let me know in the comments.

Adam KramerBleacher Report One of the most consistently funny college football people on Twitter. A must follow.
Andy StaplesSports IllustratedKeeps it light-hearted and funny. Really clever feed and a great writer.
Bill ConnellySB NationSmart as hell, one of the many highbrow feeds on this list you should be following.
BrandonSB NationMostly SEC stuff but minus the insanity. Seems like a pretty good guy too.
Brett McMurphyESPNIf you follow one feed strictly for college football reporting, this should be it.
Brian FremeauFootball OutsidersDoesn't tweet very often but one of his tweets is worth 10 of most other people. Plus Football Outsiders is usually high on OSU.
Bryan FischerCBSA lot of Pac-12 news but always brings great links and some solid humor to the conversation.
Charles RobinsonYahoo!Fair warning: great investigative journalist. If you see him in Stillwater or tweeting about OSU, we can all just pick a new squad...
Chris BrownGrantlandThe handle says it all - you'll be more intelligent about football (and sports) for having followed him.
Dan RubensteinSB NationGreat pulse of college football feed. And he's hilarious to boot. And on Grantland.
Dan WetzelYahoo!He's a machine during college football season, one of the best national columnists around.
Dan WolkenUSA TodayInteresting, unbiased, very funny. Intrigued by what the folks over at USA Today are doing...
Erin AndrewsFoxShe takes heat but knows her stuff. Fun, not-too-serious twitter account too.
Fieldhouse MediaFieldhouseThe place to be for keeping up with social media and colleges.
George SchroederUSA TodayAccording to some, the nicest guy in the business. Newly hired by USA Today and formerly of the Oklahoman.
Jerry PalmCBSThe stat nerd in me loves his feed.
John Walters-------Clever and always interacts with followers. Extremely thoughtful in his opinions. If he ever writes a book on why college football shouldn't have a playoff, I'll be the first to buy it.
Mark EnnisSB NationCovers the Big East primarily but he's pretty funny. And a great gateway to discovering other good feeds.
Matt HintonCBS For my money, the most underrated college football media mind in the country.
Pat FordeYahoo!Don't LOVE his columns but he's a solid follow for national coverage. And the Forde yard dash is salty.
Paul PabstDan Patrick ShowOne of my favorite all-time follows. Loves MACtion and always helps find games coming down to the wire.
Pete ThamelSports IllustratedDoesn't tweet a ton but it's usually because he's snagging a story. Can't wait to see what he does at SI.
PollspeakPollspeakAmazing roundup of all the various polls throughout the year. A must follow for me.
SB Nation GIFSB Nation#FatGuyTouchdowns and other amazing GIFs.
Spencer HallSB Nation Potentially the most obscure, intelligent writer of the footballs on the internet today. Brilliant.
Stewart MandelSports IllustratedOne of the many horses in Sports Illustrated's stable. His postgame pieces from whatever game he's at that week are must-read.
Timothy BurkeDeadspinYour other GIF and screenshot master. Not much slips past him. Strong follow.
Tom FornelliCBSLover of Italian football, covers the Big 12 (mostly) for CBS.
Tom LuginbillESPNI don't follow a ton of recruiting stuff because I find it mostly appalling but I feel like Luginbill keeps it pretty real. There are other, probably better, recruiting follows but he's my pick.
Travis HaneyESPN I'm pretty biased but there isn't another writer who can handle the breadth of national coverage like Haney. Good non-sports tweets too.
Ty DuffyThe Big LeadMichigan man, Premier League aficionado, one of my favorite college football feeds.
Wright ThompsonESPNThe best.
  • kluch53 (@kluch53)

    I would actually add in @ChaddScott to this mix. SEC/ACC is his focus and his website/columns are interesting and intelligent. He used to be Cowherd’s producer at ESPN, now is in a leadership role at 1010 XL in Jacksonville.

  • AWC

    Thank you for not including Ivan Maisel at ESPN. That guy hates OSU. Why? I haven’t figured it out yet.

    • Kyle Porter

      Or Joe Schad.

  • In my day, if you wanted to get a tweet you had to stand next to Jim Stanley for a week and wait for him to say something

    Followed all of them.
    Waited about ten minutes.
    Good Tweets! Good tweets everywhere!

  • Adam Joseph

    Here are a couple to consider: @InTheBleachers (also great TV tweets) @KevinOnCFB (a lot of Penn State but good feel for national news)