“Twitter has crash-landed on Bob Stoops’ desk in Oklahoma,” warns the Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel, who used the start of the Sooners’ spring practices to assure us that OU’s head football coach (presumably less alarmed by prior crash-landings of telephones, color televisions and indoor plumbing), “doesn’t like it when his players talk nonsense. Doesn’t like it one little bit.” And so, much to the chagrin of his players, Stoops, “plans to implement a Twitter policy”.  Presumably one other than, “don’t get caught”.

“Guys that don’t know what they’re doing need to have it taken away,” Stoops said.

“It’s hard to believe they don’t get it. They still think they’re at East Handkerchief High School, where no one cares. And that’s not the case.”

OU’s NCAA compliance office has taken notice. It monitors the tweets of Sooners and has issued warnings.

“dude don’t tweet that idk (I don’t know) if it’s ok w (with) compliance,” teammate Brennan Clay wrote to Kenny Stills recently.

Such monitoring doesn’t please Stills.

“Guess I’ll be cutting down my tweets Smh (shaking my head) they try to control EVERYTHING we do. I’m tired of this ****.”

“Compliance told me to watch what I’m tweeting … We(‘)re not allowed to have any life while we(‘)re in college.”