If the SEC’s goal is to dominate in every aspect of football, they’re pretty much there.
If seven national championships in a row weren’t enough, they also have 10 of the top 15 coaches on Twitter, in terms of followers.
Tennessee head coach Butch Jones comes in at third on that list. He had 75,300 followers at the time of this article from Tulsa World.
Jones regularly uses Twitter to interact with fans and sell the University of Tennessee.
The two coaches above Jones are his mentor Brian Kelly from Notre Dame (second on the list) and rival SEC coach Les Miles from LSU (first on list).
Here’s the top 15
1. Les Miles, LSU: 105,760
2. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame: 91,042
3. Butch Jones, Tennessee: 75,300
4. Mark Richt, Georgia: 65,240
5. Bret Bielema, Arkansas: 57,958
6. Jim Mora, UCLA: 49,239
7. Steve Sarkisian, Washington: 46,377
8. Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss: 45,098
9. Dan Mullen, Mississippi State: 44,697
10. Bo Pelini, Nebraska: 43,162
11. Mark Stoops, Kentucky: 43,068
12. Mike Leach, Washington State: 42,173
13. Will Muschamp, Florida: 39,583
14. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M: 32,849
15. Gus Malzahn, Auburn: 32,186
The Volunteer fans are known for having a large social media presence, recruits often comment on Twitter about the attention they are shown by Tennessee fans.
Often times when a recruit commits to a school other than Tennessee, they end up losing hundreds of followers.
In case you were wondering, former Volunteers head coach Derek Dooley has 43,971 followers on Twitter, which would put him at 10th on the list. Dooley, who’s tweeted just 21 times, never sent out a single tweet while head coach at Tennessee.
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