Much like the sport itself, college football Twitter is sprawling and provincial, but, in the end, highly entertaining. From the moment Gameday starts on ESPN as you roll out of bed, until your head hits the pillow after the last game late on the West Coast, CFB Twitter delivers all the idiotic memes, amazing plays and funny Vines of drunken college students you could ever want. It’s almost impossible to keep up—unless you have a well curated Twitter feed. So, to get you ready for the upcoming season, we’ve compiled the 50 best accounts to follow this year, and now you won’t miss out on a thing.
The editorial director of SBNation is the most essential follow in all of college football. Full stop.
Coaching football sober is overrated pic.twitter.com/vwYRlKYojY— BUM CHILLIPS (@edsbs) August 23, 2015
Deadspin’s video guru captures every interesting play or moment on college football Saturdays.
She is no stranger to good internetting.
Insight, analysis and breaking news. But we admit we’re pretty partial to him to begin with.
Move over, Jimmy Hart, this here is the Mouth of the South.
Still trying to figure out how Katy Perry knew Ole Miss was going to beat Bama and I didn’t. I’ll hang up and listen.— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) October 5, 2014
How could you not love a coach who tweets this?
SCOTT VAN PELT
ESPN gets a lot of shit, but there are a ton of great people there and Van Pelt may be our favorite.
Meek just has to go get a job at a pet store or something for a little while. Work the fish tank section and keep it breezy.— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) August 4, 2015
He knows college football, but he doesn’t limit his interests.
“How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” is on. So this is glorious.— Michael Felder (@InTheBleachers) August 23, 2015
Southeastern Conference Stans. But in an entertaining way
His tweets are even better when you imagine him reading them aloud with a Southern drawl.
Just got a text that West Virginia won the NCAA rifle championship again. I remain concerned that Army doesn’t dominate this sport.— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) March 15, 2014
As one friend told me, “You have to follow him, because he’s nuts.”
Attacking this day with Enthusiasm Unknown to Mankind— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) January 15, 2015
He’s SBNation’s managing editor and a Washington State Cougar fan. We were magnanimous enough to not hold the second half of the previous sentence against him.
Editor over at Grantland. She knows college football, but she KNOWS Game of Thrones.
How are you not already following SI Vault and its author, Andy Gray? Classic sports galore
A Notre Dame fan and his acid-washed jeans wear a CATHOLICS VS CONVICTS T-shirt before the 1988 Miami-ND game: pic.twitter.com/GdpzNoxo— SI Vault (@sivault) <a href=“https://twitter.com/sivault/status/210811697504600064?refsrc=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 7, 2012
ESPN College Football Insider
Harbaugh-Meyer as this generation’s Ten-Year War is something I can definitely get behind.— Travis Haney (@travhaney) <a href=“https://twitter.com/travhaney/status/549048024396079104?refsrc=twsrc%5Etfw”>December 28, 2014
A Big 12 reporter for ESPN who isn’t shy about reminding a former Big 12 member to keep its ego in check.
It’s funny, when the Aggies jab Texas, they act as if they’ve won 3 national titles since leaving the Big 12. A&M went 3-5 in SEC last year— Jake Trotter (@JakeTrotter) <a href=“https://twitter.com/JakeTrotter/status/611623760962064384?refsrc=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 18, 2015
SBNation’s resident college football stats guy
His podcast with Bruce Feldman, Fox Sports’ The Audible, is a must-listen for college football fans.
RIP #SECSpeed, 2006-‘14.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) January 2, 2015
Covers Georgia for the Atlanta Journal Constitution
I’m not an AP top 25 voter this year, but everyone is welcome to keep calling me an idiot on Sunday mornings, just on principle.— Seth Emerson (@SethWEmerson) August 23, 2015
The mad hatter.
For the record, I have been working on LSU football all day so this is not me but an imposter at Tom Brady hearing. pic.twitter.com/xYpWKYa95Q— Les Miles (@CoachLesMiles) August 12, 2015
An expert on the Midwest recruiting scene who is finding ways to merge college football and animal videos.
Sideline reporter on ESPN’s Thursday night broadcast and a regular contributor to the best pregame on Earth, College Gameday
Breaking news from College Station
A Dallas-based writer focusing primarily on the Big 12
Florida State 2014 is Notre Dame 2012’s long-lost cousin, but with crab legs instead of catfish.— David Ubben (@davidubben) November 22, 2014
Gets great intel on high school recruiting beat at Scout.com
If you ever want to find some very angry people, go to a 7v7 event, players, coaches and especially parents, out of control— Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) April 13, 2015
Delivering quality memes, maps and AMAs from Reddit’s college football community
Most hated college football team by state pic.twitter.com/8BUutO2HP9— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) August 7, 2014
All things Texas college football for the Austin-American Statesman
Kingsbury said if Texas Tech gave him a 10-year guaranteed contract he’d never punt. Your move Tech #SXsports— Suzanne Halliburton (@suzhalliburton) March 8, 2014
Sad to see one of the best anchors in all of broadcasting leave the Gameday set, but as lead anchor of the Saturday night game, he’s still all over college football.
It bothers me when proposed rule change to slow offensive tempo is disguised as “student athlete safety” concern. Please.— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) February 13, 2014
But Fowler’s replacement is pretty damn good, too.
Sincerely appreciate the well wishes. @cbfowler is a great friend &pro.We’ll carry on tradition of excellence he & College Gameday fam built— Rece Davis (@ESPNReceDavis) <a href=“https://twitter.com/ESPNReceDavis/status/563561252329644032?refsrc=twsrc%5Etfw”>February 6, 2015
<a href=“https://twitter.com/DanGustafson1?refsrc=twsrc%5Etfw”>@DanGustafson1 Sorry Mr master, I aints allow to tweet nothing but foolsball stuff I donts want you think I more than a foots ball playa sir— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7) <a href=“https://twitter.com/Cardale7/status/624242078634102784?refsrc=twsrc%5Etfw”>July 23, 2015
Ohio State superfan
A keen observer of both the NCAA and NFL game
This is my article on Michigan State’s nasty, adaptable defense that Rece Davis just mentioned: http://t.co/tqMrEMEh8V— Chris B. Brown (@smartfootball) September 6, 2014
New York City? Get a rope.
I profiled Baylor’s president, an active defender of the college sports status quo. Guy’s name is Ken Starr. http://t.co/qWTh4cBuVr— marc tracy (@marcatracy) November 7, 2014
THE SOLID VERBAL
Ty Hildenbrandt and Dan Rubenstein head up America’s favorite football podcast.
In all fairness, TripAdvisor lists academic fraud as the fourth most exciting thing to do in South Bend.— The Solid Verbal (@SolidVerbal) August 15, 2014
Editor of Yahoo’s Dr. Saturday blog
Congrats, Andy. A place at the table for you
With all these depth charts being released, let’s pause and remember the greatest depth chart reveal in CFB history. https://t.co/i2oaqiqOhE— Andy Staples (@AndyStaples) August 28, 2015
This writer for Orangebloods.com knows they take football seriously in Austin.
A sideline reporter unafraid to ask real questions on occasion
I’ve been told that Jameis Winston will be on the field tonight with his team “most importantly to help Sean Maguire” #CLEMvsFSU— Heather Cox (@HeatherCoxNBC) September 20, 2014
College football writer over at Grantland
Fortunately Florida, Michigan and Nebraska fans are all patient people who will embrace their forthcoming hires with realistic expectations.— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) December 2, 2014
Covering college football from a Miami perspective.
Virginia Tech reporter in press box, loudly: “Is bitch-slapped hyphenated?”— Matt Porter (@mattyports) October 24, 2014
Chris Christie is Brady Hoke— Mark Schlabach (@MarkSchlabach) <a href=“https://twitter.com/MarkSchlabach/status/629460883505324032?refsrc=twsrc%5Etfw”>August 7, 2015
One of the best columnists in sports
Estimated $19 million from Notre Dame, $7 million plus more from KU … for not working. Charlie Weis remains my hero.— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) <a href=“https://twitter.com/DanWetzel/status/516230728749969408?refsrc=twsrc%5Etfw”>September 28, 2014
What can you say about Lindsey Scott?
He just gets it.
College Station to Cleveland is usually a prison transfer.— Ryan Nanni (@celebrityhottub) May 9, 2014
A great follow for fans of the Pac-12
Pac-12 promotion: Every fan gets 5 yellow flags & can throw them whenever. Game would be same, only better calls.— Ted Miller (@TedMillerRK) November 14, 2014
FAKE BO PELINI
He’s handling the firing well.
LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT YOU ARE PAYING ME NOT TO LIVE IN LINCOLN NEBRASKA AND I AM SUPPOSED TO BE SAD— Fake Bo Pelini (@FauxPelini) November 30, 2014
Beat writer at The Oregonian, covering the less evil Oregon-based college football team
The Steve Sarkisian drunken pep rally incident was an unexpected preseason gift from the Twitter gods. Our brightest lights got to shine.
Been there, Sark. Grab a Pedialyte, walk on the treadmill for a while, texting all your friends “my bad” and you’ll be good by dinner.— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) August 23, 2015
Executive editor over at the Ohio State fansite Eleven Warriors
The grainy Sark video just makes me sad again that there’s still no audio of Mike Price and prostitutes shouting Roll Tide at each other.— Ramzy Nasrallah (@ramzy) August 23, 2015
This LSU fan and Slate executive editor is host of one of the best sports podcasts out there, Hang Up and Listen.
Formerly the Notre Dame beat writer for the Chicago Tribune, now covering NCAA football and basketball for Sports Illustrated.
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