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Chad Morris (and his staff) were tabbed back in December last year to turn around a struggling SMU program that had seen better days.

The key to any good turnaround is getting high quality players that are also quality individuals, and in today’s society dominated by social media, coaches are provided a better look than ever at a player’s character with just a few clicks of the mouse.

This morning, SMU defensive coordinator Van Malone tweeted this picture showing their very detailed synopsis of a player’s Twitter activity. Notice how it includes a picture and their Twitter handle, and a very, very thorough review of his Twitter timeline.

If you’re a high school coach, this is an outstanding reminder for your guys, and if you’re a college coach, this template may be something you can use for your own program.


After tweeting about this article, a colleague tweeted the following to us as well:

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