College Sports: No Twitter fingers: Aggies staying off social media during fall camp


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COLLEGE STATION — Don’t expect any updates about preseason practice updates from Texas A&M players on Snapchat or Instagram.

The Aggies unity council has decided the team will stay off all social media platforms during fall camp, according to council member and star defensive tackle Justin Madubuike.

“We’re just trying to stay away from the phones and more in the playbooks,” Madubuike said after A&M’s first practice Thursday. “[Our] one goal in mind is to win a national championship here, so we’re just taking it one day at a time. We’re eliminating all the noise and increasing our focus.

“No tweeting, no Facebook, no Instagram, none of that.”

Everyone, Madubuike said, has bought into the team proposition, even Leon O’Neal, who can be animated on Twitter. The sophomore safety’s hot Twitter takes will be muted for three weeks, though.

“You know Leon, he has something to say, but at the end of the day, he definitely buys in,” Madubuike said. “Leon is one of the young guys who has a big mouth, but honestly a big heart and he loves his teammates really, really well. He definitely bought in and he’s on board as well.”

Will the Aggies resort to newspapers to catch up with current events in the interim, though?

“Newspapers?” Madubuike said. “It ain’t 1976.”

It’s 2019, but the Aggies are taking an approach from 1976. One they hope can have them locked in when the season kicks off against Texas State on Aug. 29.

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