If anything, before he even starts his tenure at the University of Texas officially, Charlie Strong gets a lot of criticism for being an old-school coach. He’s no-nonsense, very conservative in the way he approaches some things, and now he apparently really hates social media.
During the Big 12 Media Days on Tuesday, Strong made a comment to the media in attendance that may have been a little exaggerated. When talking about social media, Strong claims that twitter and other social media outlets alike will be the downfall of our society eventually.
Charlie Strong tweets. He lets players tweet. But not because he likes it. “Social media is going to be the downfall of society,” he said.
— Mike Finger (@mikefinger) July 22, 2014
Again, that was probably a little too far. For some young college athletes, is social media a bad thing? Sure it is. Had he maybe presented the comment in that context, it probably would have gone over a littler better. But the downfall of our society? As Michael Felder of Bleacher Report pointed out, there’s things out there in this world that are more demeaning to our existence.
@MarkEnnis I’m looking at planes being shot down, global warming & then imagining twitter crippling the globe. I couldn’t help the laugh.
— Michael Felder (@InTheBleachers) July 22, 2014
What do you think? A little much from the new Texas coach? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.