Posted May 03, 2013

Les Miles, Brian Kelly top list of most-followed coaches on Twitter

Bret Bielema, Brian Kelly, Butch Jones, Les Miles, Mark Richt, Twitter
Les Miles wants you to help him get to 110,000 Twitter followers. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Les Miles wants you to help him get to 110,000 Twitter followers. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

By Zac Ellis

A coach’s success on social media doesn’t always translate to success on the field, but some coaches are definitely winning the popularity contest on Twitter.

TulsaWorld.com ranked college football’s most followed coaches as of this morning, and the list might not look exactly as you’d expect. You can check out the complete rankings by clicking on the link above, but we’ve corralled some of the best tweets from the top-five most-followed coaches. As you can see, these guys are definitely worth a follow:

1. Les Miles, LSU: 105,989 followers

Miles shared his taste of the town while at the NFL draft in New York:

He also took to Twitter on an apparently confusing Christmas morning:

2. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame: 91,136

The Irish coach approved of the team meal while waiting for the bowl pairings in December:

Once he got to Miami for the BCS title game, Kelly shared some scenery:

3. Butch Jones, Tennessee: 75,508

A thinly veiled shot at in-state rival Vanderbilt, perhaps?

Jones often spreads the word about Tennessee’s most noteworthy fans:

4. Mark Richt, Georgia: 65,381

Who says football coaches can’t be women’s basketball fans?

Richt is also still figuring out the science of hashtags:

5. Bret Bielema, Arkansas: 58,219

Bielema has nailed down the recipe for a successful married life:

Don’t worry, Hogs fans … Your new coach won’t let the haters dominate the Twittersphere:

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