Quite possibly the most radical difference between Penn State football’s new coaching regime and its old one is its use of social media. While Bill O’Brien was a noted critic of Twitter and “Spacebook,” James Franklin has shown an acceptance of social media that has made his growing legend in Happy Valley grow even more.
In honor of Penn State football’s sudden change of heart of social media, I, @bflip33, have decided to go through and compile the names and Twitter handles of every Penn State football coach, player, and recruit. Some guidelines:
- The players come via GoPSUSports and are accurate up to Tuesday morning.
- The recruits come via Rivals and are accurate up to Tuesday morning.
- Recruits who enrolled at Penn State early are considered players on the active roster.
- Preferred run-ons in the 2014 recruiting class are included
With all that in mind, here is your 2014 Penn State football Twitter directory (please let us know in the comments if you know of someone we missed).
You can follow the entire list here.
Head Coach James Franklin — @coachjfranklin
Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach John Donovan — @coachJ_Donovan
Quarterbacks Coach/Passing Game Coordinator Ricky Rahne — @RickyRahne
Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Coach Charles Huff — @CoachHuff
Wide Receivers Coach/Offensive Recruiting Coordinator Josh Gattis — @Coach_Gattis
Offensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator Herb Hand — @CoachHand
Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach Bob Shoop — @Coach_ShoopPSU
Defensive Line Coach Sean Spencer — @SpenceChaos
Linebackers Coach/Assistant Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator Brent Pry — @CoachPry_LBU
Secondary Coach/Defensive Recruiting Coordinator Terry Smith — @CoachTerryPSU
Running Backs — Bill Belton (@W3BII), Cole Chiappialle (@real_Chip34), Adam Geiger (@GEIGER_AG), Brandon Johnson (@Bjohnson_29), Akeel Lynch (@ALynch_22), Deron Thompson (No Twitter), Brian Tomasetti (@OFBubbaT21), Von Walker (@VTW21), Zach Zwinak (@zzwinak)
Wide Receivers — Richy Anderson (@RichhGangg), Deshawn Baker (@Shawny_Bake), Gregg Garrity (@pook82garrity), Chris Geiss (@Geiss_is_nice), DaeSean Hamilton (@SkeeterMills__), Jake Kiley (@PSU_Kiley2), Geno Lewis (@GENOALLDAY7), De’Andre Thompkins (@Calle_Alectia), Luke Vadas (@lukewarm_7), Jonathan Warner (None), Matt Zanellato (@mzanellato)
Offensive Linemen — Anthony Alosi (@AAlosi56), Tom Devenney (@TomDevenney), Miles Dieffenbach (@Curiousjorge65), Austin Fiedler (None), Evan Galimberti (@EvanGalimberti), Wendy Laurent (@WendyLaurent55), Tanner Hartman (@t_hartman123), Brendan Mahon (@BigBabyMahon), Angelo Mangiro (@angelomangiro66), Andrew Nelson (@ANelson59), Donovan Smith (@DSmith_76), Andrew Terlingo (@ATerlingo68), Chasz Wright (@chasze77)
Defensive Linemen — Deion Barnes (@DBarnes_18), Tarow Barney (None), Brad Bars (@StarsBARS_31), Curtis Cothran (@curtis_cothran), Parker Cothren (@ParkerCothren), Derek Dowrey (@doubleDowrey), Brian Gaia (@that_gaia), Austin Johnson (@AJohn15), Carl Nassib (None), C.J. Olaniyan (@cjolaniyan86), Evan Schwan (@evan_schwan), Garrett Sickels (@Sickels_90), Tyrone Smith (@_Eighty88Eight_), Antoine White (@antoinewhite53), Anthony Zettel (None)
Linebackers — Ryan Ammerman (@williedakid_2), Matthew Baney (@BaneyPSU), Brandon Bell (@Thee1NonlyBBELL), Drew Boyce (@drboyce24), Adam Cole (None), Hunter Crafford (@Craf_FordTough), Carter Henderson (@hendydo_42), Mike Hull (@m_hull4943), Charles Idemudia (@c_idemudia), Ben Kline (@ben_kline38), T.J. Rhattigan (@T_Rhatti), Kyle Searfoss (@kong10psu), Nyeem Wartman (@NyeemWartman), Mike Wiand (None), Gary Wooten (None)
Cornerbacks –Da’Quan Davis (@__trepound), Jordan Dudas (None), Kasey Gaines (@KG_III), Jordan Lucas (@_JLucas9), Jesse Merise (@JMer1s3), Dad Poquie (@whosur_daddy1), Devin Pryor (@D_Pryor16), Anthony Smith (@_Smith24), Jordan Smith (@unodos_smith), Trevor Williams (None)
Quarterbacks — Trace McSorley (@TM7_NextGen)
Fullbacks — None
Tight Ends — Mike Gesicki (@mikegesicki)
Defensive Linemen — Noah Beh (None), Lloyd Tubman (@Be_determined_1)
Cornerbacks — Grant Haley (@haleyboy10), Daquan Worley (None)