Often, as a recruiting ploy, college football programs will display graphics featuring former school players who are now in the NFL.
It is an effort to show recruits that by coming to their school, they will have a better chance of progressing to the next level.
And sometimes they will post a graphic which may include images of players who have been coached by current coaching staff, regardless of where that player went to school. This is usually when rival fans take to Twitter and spend a day in the field.
That’s what happened on Monday when Auburn included four former Georgia Bulldogs in one chart, with a tweet that read, “A story of talent development.”
The graph showed former Georgia running back Todd Gurley, wide receiver AJ Green, quarterback Matthew Stafford and offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn, all in NFL jerseys.
Auburn’s staff currently includes two former Georgia coaches – offensive line coach Will Friend and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo. The message they were trying to get across is clear – that these coaches helped develop serious talent – but, as anyone could have predicted, it resulted in some very entertaining responses.
– Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) May 3, 2021
Twitter responded to the tweet with a sense of confusion – as none of the 10 players featured in the graph actually played for the Tigers.
Here are some of the best responses and reactions to this strange tweet.
– Fletcher Proctor (@fproctor) May 4, 2021
Pretty bad when you have to use 4 UGA alums on your poster. But you do you.
– Larry Reeves (@ UncleLarry4) May 4, 2021
I had no idea that Stafford, Gurley, Wynn and Green had been to Auburn
– Jack McCarthy (@_jackmccarthy_) May 4, 2021
Lol half of those players went to UGA. Times are tough on the plains.
– Brian Francis (@DonFrancois) May 4, 2021
Friend coached in Georgia from 2011-14, serving in the same role as the offensive line coach.
Bobo, who played UGA quarterback in the mid-90s, coached the Bulldogs quarterback from 2001 to 2006, where he later added the title of offensive coordinator until he separated from Georgia in 2014.
When Bobo left to become Colorado State Head Coach, he took Friend with him, who served as the Rams’ offensive coordinator and offensive line coach until 2017.
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