Five quick observations from #NECFB Social Media Day (as witnessed by @NECralph)…
Wagner’s Big Al Page, a Preseason All-American, thoroughly enjoyed the steak served in the Toyota Coaches’ Club this afternoon. Accompanying Al in the buffet line as we went up for thirds, the defensive tackle, who is listed at a svelte 295 lbs, said to me, “This steak is legit. I may be 350 by the time I leave here.” Al, I’ve been there before and life at 350 ain’t so bad. Enjoy that steak.
Preseason All-NEC quarterback RJ Noel gave me some great social media advice today. Noticing I was a bit late tweeting out the coaches’ poll results, Noel told me to “make better use of my twitter drafts folder.”
Rashad Barksdale on Nick Doscher… “I can’t believe that guy sitting next to me on the panel was a quarterback. He looks like a linebacker.” … For having never seen Doscher play (Barksdale graduated in 2007 when Doscher was still playing ball in the Kansas City Royals farm system), his description was right on because Nick Doscher played quarterback with a linebacker’s mentality and it was fun to watch.
I answered numerous questions today as anyone good PR director and host should at an event such as #NECFB Social Media Day, but there was one question in particular that stood out from all the rest. About an hour before the program was to start, the lovely wife of Robert Morris head coach John Banaszak asked me, “What hashtag should I use to tweet about this event?” … You HAVE to love a person who appreciates the art of #hashtagging.
Finally, maybe he was supposed to be working, but Michael Caputo was watching. The No. 2 receiver on the NEC’s all-time yardage list was quick to tweet his reaction to a comment Barksdale made during the alumni roundtable.
— Mike Caputo (@mcaputo710) July 23, 2015