Florida State Bans Facebook, et al.

August 7, 2013
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Jimbo Fisher pulls the plug on social media.

Jimbo Fisher pulls the plug on social media.

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.

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2 Responses to Florida State Bans Facebook, et al.

  1. Mikeman on August 7, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Agreed. There is national championship hype and there is no room for mistakes to get them in trouble .

  2. Cannonman on August 7, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Kiddos to Fisher that’s a bold move and in end the players will benefit most.

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