If you want to know what quarterback Jacory Harris or any other Miami Hurricanes are thinking before their next big game, you'll have to be friends with them on Facebook because they won't be on Twitter anymore.
University of Miami coach Randy Shannon has ordered a shutdown of all players' Twitter accounts, effective by 2:30 p.m. Wednesday according to UM's sports information office. The reason: Shannon wants less distractions.
"I called coach Shannon, who is out recruiting, and he told me he's asked players to shut down their Twitter accounts," UM sports information director Chris Freet said. "The goal is to limit distractions and help them focus. There are bigger goals than Tweeting."
Here are some of the players' final Tweets:
> Brandon McGee: "who gonna write my twitter account obituary??? lol" yall holla at me on facebook lol ill be there bean bag chilling Jet living
> Ryan Hill: "I’M SHUTTING DOWN MY TWITTER ACCOUNT IN 5 MIN. I THANKYOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND FEEL FREE TO FACEBOOK ME-RYAN HILL. GOD BLESS YOU ALL"
> Damien Berry: "It’s soo hard to say good bye to twitter mane…"
> Lee Chambers: "Twitter it’s been a pleasure. My account will no longer exist after today. Nothing personal, it’s business….."
> Jordan Futch: "dis my last tweet see yal in da spring."
Shannon used to have personnel monitor players tweets. Apparently, he hasn't been happy with the fact players are tweeting so close to kickoff and sharing so much personal information.
I'll have more later.