In a move bound for serious debate in cyberspace, Twitter," Petersen, who doesn't have a Twitter account, told The Idaho Statesman. "We tell them long before they come here, there's a price to play on the blue turf. You're not a normal person, you're not a normal college student. There are a lot of things you can't do that those normal people get to do." Nearly a dozen Broncos were regular tweeters, the paper reports.
Since Petersen's announced his Twitter ban, New Mexico State football coach DeWayne Walker has followed suit. And other coaches have expressed concerns about the impact social media may have on their players and programs.
Last fall, then-Texas Tech coach Mike Leach banned his players from using Twitter after linebacker Marlon Williams noted the coach's tardiness to a team meeting in a tweet. That tweet was deleted, as was Williams' Twitter page.