Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Rock On: Gary Crowton, SUU and Twitter (8 items)

By , Deseret News

Jan. 20, 2014

Gary Crowton, SUU and Twitter — also, Obesity Week gets a boost from . . . Dunkin' Donuts.

Related: Southern Utah hires former BYU head coach Gary Crowton to join football coaching staff

1 of 8. TWEET-WORTHY

Southern Utah University A.D. Ken Beazer has been on Twitter fewer than three months. He has produced just 16 tweets to date.



But on Dec. 9 he announced a contract extension through 2020 for football coach Ed Lamb. On Sunday he tweeted “Welcome Gary Crowton as the newest member of the SUU football coaching staff.”



Good stuff, but Beazer doesn’t quite have it down.



Rock On’s rule of thumb for high-end tweeting: Don’t use it for announcing coaching moves. Do use it to have big embarrassing Twitter fights with rival A.Ds., or better still, one’s own coaches.



Everything else is just white noise.


2 of 8. ROAD WARRIOR

The SUU move will be Crowton’s 14th as a college coach.



It is believed that by 2016 his coaching stops will actually exceed the number of plays in his playbook.


3 of 8. FASHION FAIL

You can’t buy taste.



Jim Harbaugh’s wife Sarah told radio listeners on 99.7 FM in San Francisco that her husband keeps buying Walmart khakis.



“I’ve thrown them away many times,” she said last week. “I threw them out when he went to the combine. He found a Walmart. They were eight dollars! Eight dollars!”



She continued, “I’ve asked him, “Please, pleats are gone. Wear the flat front.’ I will not take the blame for his outfits.”



Good thing she’s not married to Bill Belichick.


4 of 8. THUNDEROUS RECEPTION

A couple in Alabama has named its daughter Krimson Tyde.



Is this a ‘Bama thing, or can fans plan on a baby named Thundering Herd showing up in West Virginia?


5 of 8. MID-MARKET MENTIONS

Denver quarterback Peyton Manning caused a stir after being heard calling “Omaha!” 44 times on pre-snap counts two Sundays ago. He continued in the Broncos’ AFC Championship game against New England.



No word on why Stephen Curry has allegedly started shouting Albuquerque!” every time the Warriors set up a play.


1. souptwins
Lindon, UT,
Jan. 21, 2014

Sorry Brad but I think that 2nd one crossed the snarky line even for a light-hearted column. I see no reason to kick a man when he's down. Crowton has done some decent things in his career and there are worse places to coach than SUU.