Bronco Mendenhall shocked BYU nation on Tuesday by entering the social media world with his own Twitter account, something that most of us thought never would happen. The eight-year coach verified his decision with his first Tweet yesterday:
Our staff has won out—I've finally joined Twitter. Happy how spring football finished & looking forward to the season. Proud to be a Cougar!— Coach Mendenhall (@BYU_Football) April 16, 2013
Once you follow Coach Mendenhall, what other Cougars should you look up? Here are five people who are definitely worth following.
You can't go wrong by following the Athletic Director, especially when it's Tom Holmoe. He has a passion for BYU athletics, and always keeps his followers up-to-date with news.
As a former Cougar linebacker, Holmoe knows the game and always keeps it interesting. Surprisingly enough, he tweets on a consistent basis, despite a demanding occupation.
Greg Wrubell is the play-by-play announcer for Cougar football and basketball on KSL NewsRadio has a column, "Cougar Tracks", on the KSL website. But that's not the only place you can find his unique analysis; his Twitter feed is chalk-full of miscellaneous facts and stats to last you for weeks.
Wrubell keeps his followers up-to-date with relevant information, and every once and a while he sneaks out a discount.
Robbie Bullough will bring you the news, like Holmoe, and personal analysis, like Wrubell. Mix those two together, and the cherry on top is Bullough's humor.
The sideline reporter and commentator for BYUtv Sports knows how to crack a joke. As far as I can tell from his Twitter feed, he's a funny guy, and will get you laughing while bringing news.
Just when you think you can't have too many reliable news sources filling up your Twitter page, you'll follow Jeff Call.
And you won't regret it.
Call is the BYU beat writer for the Deseret News, and alongside his fresh, smooth-reading analysis in the sports section of the DN are his tweets. They are just as appealing and interesting, and even more brief and to-the-point.
Enough with sports writers; here's a former Cougar athlete to keep you notified. Jackson Emery was known for the record he set in steals at BYU, and he might as well be awarded for tweets that steal your attention.
A mention of Cougar sports isn't uncommon on his profile, but he mixes sports with, well, everything.
Emery, who lived in the shadow of Jimmer Fredette during his tenure at BYU, will keep you entertained with his opinion on everything. His days donning the blue and white may be over, but you should give him a follow on Twitter for your own benefit.
While you're at it, you should hit me up on Twitter (@sambbenson). I mean, why not?