- Jeff Barlis, College Football
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Will Muschamp has a Twitter problem and he's not afraid to admit it.
The Florida head coach made a couple of embarrassing missteps recently when he accidentally tweeted what were intended to be private messages to recruits. At the Gators' preseason camp media day on Sunday, he said he's still learning his way around this whole Twitter fad.
"It's a work in progress," he said. "My 9-year-old and 12-year-old have helped me."
On July 23, Muschamp sent a recruiting direct message to more than 56,000 followers. A few days later he made the same mistake with this tweet.
— Justin Time (@justinberry98) July 29, 2014
Both were quickly deleted, and Muschamp showed a sense of humor when he tweeted this plea for help the next day.
Tickets for free tweet lessons?#???????
— Will Muschamp (@CoachWMuschamp) July 30, 2014
"It's really unfair," he said on Sunday. "When you get a message sent to you, it also goes to your text and then you respond to your text -- not that I violated any of the NCAA rules because you are not allowed to text -- then it goes out.
"It's not a direct message, it's a message for everybody. You learn the hard way in life sometimes."
Now that Muschamp has conquered DMs, he's ready for the next level -- how to properly use hashtags.
"The social media is interesting," he said. "I can tell you that."