The California athletics department made a surprising move on Sunday when it announced that head football coach Sonny Dykes would be fired.
You might be able to argue that there are some strategic issues with this firing, but one major issue that can’t be argued is this: the members of the team learned about the news on Twitter.
Once the news of Dykes’ dismissal broke Sunday, it was quickly learned that someone at the school forgot to tell the players. And thus, they found out like the rest of us.
Wait what ? https://t.co/09U3G2Mx1s
— Black Roses
Lmao why we gotta find out over twitter tho..
— Darius Allensworth (@_MoneyDA) January 8, 2017
Geez. I go to Church for an hour and all hell breaks loose in Cal football.
— Luc Bequette (@bigbeq12) January 8, 2017
we speak of social media as being a impersonal platform yet time and time again we find out the most life impacting things on here. SMH
— Black Roses
Come on, California athletics department. This is bad for just so many reasons. I get you can’t control when exactly the news comes out, but you should be giving your players some sort of heads up.
Sadly, this isn’t the first time this has happened. Like with most things in college athletics, the players are thought about after just about everyone else in the athletics department. If I am a member of the Bears, I’m getting the hell out of dodge. This seems like a bad situation with a poorly-run athletics department.