Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher is setting a strong tone in team discipline in that he will not allow his players to fall victim to the social media world. On the eve of camp, Fisher reportedly issued a comprehensive social media ban meaning players must log-off of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter during the season. This is a clear message that Fisher wants his players to focus on football and not be distracted by social media.
To paraphrase Fisher, social media is a powerful tool and it can sometimes do the players more harm than good. The team is taking the ban positively and the players believe it will help them unite as a team.
Two years ago Fisher banned Twitter and it is proving to be a success. During Fisher’s tenure, he has amassed an impressive 31-10 record with three bowl game victories. Additionally, the Seminoles were the 2012 ACC champs.
Perhaps other schools should follow in Florida State’s footsteps, especially for those over in College Station.