Swinney jokingly calls himself a "Twitter quitter"
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was asked on Tuesday morning during the 2015 ACC Football Kickoff about his personal use of Twitter.
"I'm what they call a Twitter quitter (smiling)," Swinney said. "I think I quit in like '09. I didn't last very long. Yeah, I don't tweet. I don't really think people really care what I'm doing or what my opinion is on certain things from day-to-day. I'm not really interested in having a bunch of followers or whatever. I'm kind of old school with modern ways, if you will. Steal a line my Oline coach talks about all the time, I'm young, but I'm still kind of traditional in ways. I still actually like to talk to people on the phone. I still do snail mail, email, all those type of things."
However, Swinney said that his program uses social media to reach out to potential Clemson football recruits.
"Certainly it's a huge part of our program, social media," Swinney said. "We have a very active social media department, if you will. Our staff does a great job. Right now Twitter for the coaches has been a way to communicate with the players. That's been very helpful. I think the texting thing is probably going to change at some point here in the near future, which will probably alleviate some of the need to have to use the Twitter. Really doesn't make much sense right now. You can tweet 'em, but you can't text 'em. I don't really participate too much in that. But we do as a program. There's a lot of things that I'll suggest from time to time, Hey, let's send this out, so forth."