Clearing up Zook's Twitter mishap

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

CHICAGO -- Regular visitors to Ron Zook's Twitter page might have wondered what was going on when the Illinois head coach sent out some odd tweets in the early morning hours Saturday.

Zook sent out two tweets that read, "Please. Come Here" and "Is that all U got," around 3:45 a.m. Central time Saturday. The tweets have since been removed from his page.

Asked about the Twitter situation Tuesday at Big Ten meetings, Zook explained he was trying to send test messages to two of his assistants during the day Friday as they continue to learn the Twitter software. In the process of checking to see if the networking tool was working, the messages went out on his general Twitter page.

How they ended up being posted at 3:45 a.m. remains a mystery, but Zook said he was fast asleep at the time and had sent those messages as texts to his assistants during the work day.

The glitches are still being worked out, he said, but things seemed to be back to normal Tuesday, as Zook tweeted, "been up in Chicago today at the Big Ten coaches' meetings. very productive day."