Those considered for the list ranged from Ole Miss administration to athletes to fellow scribes and filled various voids (funny accounts, informative, etc.). The final 25 came from a combination of reader submissions and staff discussions.
Remember, the list is completely subjective. Viewer discretion is sometimes advised…
The Top 25 Must-Follow Ole Miss Twitter Accounts
Parrish Alford, staff writer for the Daily Journal —Alford is a constant tweeter and blogger on the Ole Miss athletics beat.
Pete Boone, Ole Miss athletics director —This one is sort of a no-brainer. Boone is the man calling the shots and actually surrenders some interesting takes via Twitter. Kudos to him for opening up a bit on the social media site.
David Brandt, Mississippi sports writer for The Associated Press —Formerly at the Clarion Ledger, Brandt covers the state of Mississippi for The Associated Press.
Kyle Campbell, Ole Miss assistant athletics director of media and public relations —Campbell is the go-between for the media and athletes/coaches. He typically tweets links to Ole Miss related articles and event updates. (Still awaiting a RT of an EAGLE article, however…)
Richard Cross, radio broadcaster — Cross is an experienced broadcaster that just started a radio show called Head-to-Head with former Mississippi State QB Matt Wyatt. The show airs weekdays from 4-6 p.m. on 92.1 FM in Oxford.
The Daily Mississippian Sports, the student newspaper’s sports department — The staff of The DM’s sports department does a good job of keeping followers up to date with what’s going on with both current and former.
Michele Drinkard, Ole Miss women’s golf coach — I think it’s safe to say no Ole Miss coach tweets more than Drinkard.
Forward Rebels — Forward Rebels is a fan movement that has gained traction recently. As its site says, Forward Rebels is here to regain that spirit of excellence from four decades ago.
Ben Garrett, staff writer Scout.com affiliate OMSpirit.com — Garrett does a good job keeping Ole Miss fans up to date with the Rebels’ recruiting efforts. In addition to football, he heads up the Spirit’s hoops coverage.
Steven Godfrey, freelance writer & Oxford Town contributor — Love him. Hate him. He’s often a must-read and about as opinionated as they come.
Cliff Godwin, Ole Miss assistant baseball coach — Ole Miss newest assistant baseball coach wasted no time tweeting away once he was hired by the Rebels. During the summer months he has tweeted often from the recruiting trail.
Benjarvus Green-Ellis, former Ole Miss RB/current New England Patriots RB —BJGE could make the list on his perfect Twitter alias alone. Green-Ellis has rushed for 1,000-yards with the Patriots and Rebels.
Jelan Kendrick, freshman guard on the Ole Miss men’s basketball team —Kendrick tweets plenty about anything and everything.
Kentrell Lockett, senior DE on Ole Miss football team — Lockett was one of the first Rebel athletes to take to Twitter and has made the most of the social media.
Tanner Mathis, junior CF on Ole Miss baseball team —Like Lockett, Mathis was one of the first baseball players to join Twitter. Mathis often tweets about the game of baseball and responds to fans.
Neal McCready, staff writer for Rivals.com affiliate RebelGrove.com —McCready heads up RebelGrove.com‘s football recruiting news and isn’t shy to voice his opinions from time to time.
Casey Mulholland, freshman pitcher on the Ole Miss baseball team — Mulholland was a high-profile signee a year ago that saw the start to his Ole Miss career delayed a season because of Tommy John surgery. Throughout his rehabbing in Florida Mulholland was an avid tweeter and I don’t see that trend changing once he arrives in Oxford in August.
Rick Muscles —Rick blends sports with funny and was one of the many reader submissions.
Michael Oher, former Ole Miss LT/current Baltimore Ravens LT — The guy has two books out about his life, a movie and is a standout left tackle for the Ravens. Not a lot Oher can’t do. He has also taken to Twitter and utilizes the 140-characters more than any former/future/current Rebel. My guess is it would be hard to find an offensive lineman more loved than Oher.
Ole Miss Now, news feed — The Ole Miss Now feed keeps everyone up to date with what’s going on.
Chase Parham, staff writer for Rivals.com affiliate RebelGrove.com—If you want Ole Miss baseball (#RebsBSB) information Parham is your guy.
Red Cup Rebellion, Ole Miss’ SB Nation fan site — Like snark? Run by several Ole Miss alumni and fans, this site has plenty of it.
Jeff Roberson, editor of Scout.com affiliate OMSpirit.com — Roberson provides insight into not only Ole Miss’ “major” sports, but also some of those that don’t exactly get the same amount of coverage.
Michael Thompson, Ole Miss senior associate athletics director— Like the new ads that have been gracing the interwebs and various other Ole Miss-centered initiatives? While he probably won’t take all of the credit, Thompson has played a big role in “enhancing the Ole Miss athletics brand” since he arrived back in Oxford just over a year ago.
Kyle Veazey, reporter for the Commercial Appeal — Gone but not forgotten, Veazey still tweets quite often about Ole Miss and SEC related things.