The Best Tweets From The Football Coaching Staff
In the modern day and age, the leaders surrounding Penn State’s football program are much more than coaches. They’re members of pop culture and Happy Valley lore, and even calling them celebrities isn’t too much of a stretch. At the very least, they’re local celebrities.
With the advent of social media in our daily lives and a head coach that doesn’t think Facebook and Twitter are called Spacebook and Tweeter, the football coaches are more visible than ever. Here are some of the best impressions the staff has made on Twitter.
— Josh Gattis (@Coach_Gattis) February 2, 2015
We start off with offensive recruiter and wide receiver coach Josh Gattis imitating James Franklins’ (in)famous birthday tweets.
— Josh Gattis (@Coach_Gattis) December 16, 2014
That moment when u on instagram taking a selfie with ur serious look & hat when u really bald! Lol My Son I love him! pic.twitter.com/rIXoeqyU3X
— Josh Gattis (@Coach_Gattis) January 16, 2015
Some more Gattis highlights come in the form of his adorable son. Just like his father, little Jace Gattis is imitating Coach Franklin too — but with his haircut, not his shorthand.
— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) February 4, 2015
Looks like Franklin liked what he saw. Move over Saquon, the next big-name recruit is already on the way.
So much personality, working hard to raise 2 strong, confident, intelligent women! No better place to raise a family! pic.twitter.com/gnkVWvSEpE
— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) January 22, 2015
These two lovely young women have a fast track to making the team through their dad if they want it. I’d make a joke about them being able to strengthen the offensive line, but we’ll get to Herb Hand and his crew later.
— Josh Gattis (@Coach_Gattis) February 3, 2015
— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) January 17, 2015
No comment necessary. This is awesome.
This Looks Like A Jaden Smith Tweet.
Here’s what we’ve all been waiting for, the Holy Grail of Twitter: offensive line coach Herb Hand‘s account.
That feeling you get when you wrap up a good day recruiting as a staff. pic.twitter.com/LHfPjFNpTd
— Herb Hand (@CoachHand) January 31, 2015
— Herb Hand (@CoachHand) January 25, 2015
— Herb Hand (@CoachHand) January 23, 2015
— Herb Hand (@CoachHand) January 22, 2015
Coach Hand’s .gif usage is nothing short of elite. The last three came from his Twitter dispute with Pitt O-line coach John Peterson, which Hand won by 107,000.
— Herb Hand (@CoachHand) January 17, 2015
Hand is a known rap fan, which is evident by the undisputed best video on the internet: his a cappella performance of Eminem’s “8 Mile” at a junior development camp over the summer.
— Herb Hand (@CoachHand) December 21, 2014
Just like your Twitter game, Coach.
We Are…bigger & better.
I've never been to France but I'm feeling some type of way right now.
— Herb Hand (@CoachHand) December 13, 2014
This is another thing that Coach Hand tweeted!
And lest you forget, somehow, who Herb Hand is:
— Herb Hand (@CoachHand) February 2, 2015
There you have it! With some of these #awesome tweets it’s a miracle the football coaching staff hasn’t broken the internet.
Photo: Bobby Chen/Onward State