While most college coaches cannot stand the popular Twitter website, and some do whatever they can to limit their student-athletes' access to their accounts. The USC Trojans football program has accepted the website and has even included each player's Twitter handles on their bio on the USC homepage.
Whether you agree with this decision or not, it does make it a lot easier to follow some of your favorite players on the team. Well, I am going to take things a step further and single out the top 10 Trojans that all college football fans should have on their timelines.
These players are terrific at what they do on the football field and deserve more followers because of it.
So let's take a look at some of the USC players that you can add to your list of followers on Twitter.
Twitter Handle: @kylenegrete
Ah, the punters—those players that never receive any love from anybody and are only singled out when they make a mistake. Well, Kyle Negrete is one of the best punters in the country, averaging 40 yards an attempt last season and pinning 19 of his 39 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line.
Negrete tweets enough to earn a follow and his play on the football field speaks for itself. He wants to be the first special teams player on your timeline, so get moving.
Twitter Handle: @KhaledHolmes
Khaled Holmes is a redshirt senior who will anchor the USC offensive line once again. He is entering his third consecutive year as a starter and is one of the best players in college football at his position.
Holmes is one of the more humbled players and one of the few who actually responds back to his fans.
Twitter Handle: @FightOn10
Hayes Pullard finished second on the team last year with 81 tackles and four sacks. He enters the 2012 season as an All-American candidate and could be a nominee for the Butkus Award.
Pullard only has 2,800 followers, which is simply not enough—especially with him dropping motivational gems like this every now and then.
It's Easier to go Down a Hill than Up it but the View is Much Better at the Top. #StriveToGoBeyondYourLimits— Hayes Pullard lll ✌ (@FightOn10) August 28, 2012
Twitter Handle: @Lane_Kiffin
Head coach Lane Kiffin took a couple of months off from his Twitter account, but with the season set to begin he's back to provide updates every once in a while on what the team is up to.
You won't get the same Kiffin that the media is used to seeing, but this is a must follow to stay in touch with your favorite football team—assuming you're a Trojans fan.
Twitter Handle: @NelsonAgh3
Outside of USC, not too many people are familiar with Nelson Agholor—which is probably why he only has 3,800 followers. But the true-freshman is sure to quickly make a name in the Pac-12 and become a big part of this Trojans offense this season.
He is on Twitter much more than your average athlete, and he promises to keep you entertained.
Twitter Handle: @dbailey_18
Dion Bailey has to be on this list because he led the Trojans in tackles last year as a redshirt freshman. He certainly put his name on the map, but 3,500 followers are not enough for this rising sophomore and starting strong-side linebacker.
He has been more active on his account as of late and deserves more followers because of his play on the football field.
Twitter Handle: @HeismanWoods
Robert Woods is one of the more productive players on the offensive side of the ball in college football, hauling in 176 passes and 21 touchdowns in just two seasons. Besides that, he tweets quite often and even includes some of his thoughts on college life off the football field.
I hate when teachers ask us questions on the first day like we r supposed to know it already...— Robert Woods (@HeismanWoods) August 27, 2012
Don't we all?
Twitter Handle: @TeamLee1
Marqise Lee may only be a sophomore, but has already established himself as one of the best wide receivers in college football. He finished his freshman season with 73 receptions, 1,143 yards and 11 touchdowns.
His athletic ability is off the charts, he catches everything in sight and for him to only have a little more than 5,000 followers is a crime.
Twitter Handle: @tmacUSC7
There should be a new rule that states if you are one of the best players at your position and expected to be a first round pick in next year’s NFL draft, you have to have at the very least 25,000 followers.
So why is T.J. McDonald stuck at 7,000?
Get to following!
Twitter handle: @MattBarkley
If you have to follow just one person on this list, it better be the quarterback. Matt Barkley is the leader of the football team and a huge reason the Trojans have a realistic shot of winning a national championship.
He was the one who tweeted the picture of the new cleats the team will wear this year to his 66,000 followers, which is more than anyone else on this entire list. He was also the first college football player on Twitter to be verified.