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Paul Haynes is the king of MAC football coaches' Twitter

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If you go by followers, which is a silly metric to begin with.

Twitter power rankings are the new black.
Twitter power rankings are the new black.
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Generally when coaches move from one job to another, they keep their own account. This is why Keno Davis is the most followed coach in the MAC. His Big Ten Network analysis work, coupled with coaching at Drake and Providence, put him well above 20,000 followers, dwarfing the competition.

However, the Tulsa World decided to rank FBS head coaches by Twitter followers. Les Miles won that battle, but atop the MAC standings is Paul Haynes, who was an assistant coach for Arkansas before taking the Kent State job. Despite coaching zero games in the conference, he's atop the follower standings among MAC coaches, almost certainly for that reason.

1. Paul Haynes, Kent State
2. Ron English, EMU
3. Pete Lembo, Ball State
4. P.J. Fleck, WMU
5. Matt Campbell, Toledo
6. Charley Molnar, UMass
7. Rod Carey, NIU
8. Jeff Quinn, Buffalo
9. Don Treadwell, Miami
10. Dave Clawson, BGSU

Twitterless: Dan Enos, Frank Solich, Terry Bowden

Fleck and Campbell, the two youngest coaches in FBS, are fourth and fifth, with Campbell barely holding off Molnar. Carey and Quinn are neck-and-neck as well. And in fairness to Dave Clawson, his account looks to be less than a couple weeks old. This is why he wasn't in the Tulsa article, and also explains why all of your friends have more followers than him, which as of hitting Publish on this post is at 108. And the complete text of Ron English's bio remains "Rapacious Bird," putting him No. 1 among all coaches in Twitter bio power rankings.