Athlon ranks South Carolina football Twitter account No. 1 in the country

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South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp was brought to Columbia two years ago to revive a program that had fallen behind in a number of areas.

From on-field talent and development to facilities and social media presence — the Gamecocks needed upgrades across the board. After finishing the 2016 season with a 6-7 record, Muschamp & Co. finished the 2017 regular season slate with an 8-4 mark.

Things are on the uptick where it matters the most, no doubt.

But the Gamecocks have also turned the corner in the online world. According to Athlon, the football team’s Twitter account is the best in the country.

Here’s what Athlon wrote:

  • South Carolina has really stepped up in the social department this season. From a play on “Last Chance U” to other amazing videos, putting the Gamecocks’ social squad at the top was a no-brainer. They’ve got animation, personality and a new voice that will only continue to be one of the leading forces for years to come.

Immediately behind South Carolina are Clemson (2), Miami (3), Oregon (4) and Georgia (5).

Much of the success in the social media world is a credit to the hire of Justin King, who heads up the athletic department’s new and creative media department. King and his staff have produced plenty of eye-catching videos throughout the season.

Which team has the worst Twitter account in college football? Athlon says its Michigan, the team South Carolina could face in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1.

Here’s what Athlon wrote:

  • Michigan’s Twitter account serves its purpose, but it does nothing for the casual fan (which is probably what they want). The Wolverines aren’t very engaging but they serve their purpose to the Michigan faithful.

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