Tom Crean is the undisputed Twitter king of Big Ten coaches. The frenetic Hoosier coach has more Twitter followers and has Tweeted more than the rest of the Big Ten coaches combined:
Crean Tweets as much as he paces on the sideline during games – nonstop. He discusses players, games, university issues, other sports, his brothers-in-law and – almost daily – Bible verses.
It all makes for a very entertaining and engaging way to follow Indiana basketball.
What is notable is the level of activity in-season. It has barely slowed, if it all, while others – such as Beilein and Groce – haven’t Tweeted since the season began.
* There are accounts for Matta and Izzo, but it wasn’t clear whether they were real. Matta’s appears to be new but is protected and has zero Tweets, while Izzo’s has 7,112 followers and nine Tweets that largely focused on things you wouldn’t think Izzo would discuss via social media. But there it is.
We couldn’t find any for McCaffery or Ryan – and that last one is a shame. The world deserves access to spur of the moment, unvarnished thoughts from Bo Ryan. I imagine them being in ALL CAPS.