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76-year-old Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is now on Twitter

Normally, these [insert player/coach here] joins Twitter stories are about the least important news of your day. Follow this guy for boring, #brand-related tweets!

But 76-year-old Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is an exception to that rule.

Snyder, who began his coaching career in 1962, made his Twitter debut Monday morning:

So very proud of the young men in our program for their effort and commitment to improve during the off season & throughout spring practice.

— Bill Snyder (@CoachBillSnyder) April 25, 2016

If you want the surest sign of how important social media is to recruiting, look no further than a 76-year-old joining Twitter.

As of this writing, Snyder only follows 11 people, mostly K-State coaches (and Collin Klein!). But now that he has an active account, he can look forward to every move he makes on Twitter being analyzed -- like when he follows a big-time recruit or throws some shade at the SEC or posts a photo of him drinking a Coors banquet without a shirt.

Maybe -- okay, almost certainly -- he won’t do any of those things. But he’s already broken rule the first rule of Twitter, so who knows.

1. don’t tweet

— Erik Malinowski (@erikmal) August 14, 2014