By Kyle Dierking, NewsOn6.com
TULSA, OK -- They scored 661 points, had 87 touchdowns and totaled nearly 8,000 yards of offense last season.
So while everything about TU's offense is big, there's a small and succinct game its offensive coordinator is playing.
"It's almost like our coaching style around here," said Herb Hand, TU offensive coordinator. "We want to coach in short, verbal blasts. That's kind of what Twitter is."
It's getting to know Hand 140 characters at a time. The TU assistant coach is taking on the Twitter craze and is putting less pigskin and more personality into his posts.
"A lot of times it comes down to the personal contact you have with kids," Hand said. "If one of the guys that's following me on Twitter feels like, ‘I really got to know coach Hand,' that's how kids in that 17 to 21 year age range communicate."
From family updates to news about Tulsa - even sharing his favorite songs, Hand is reaching out to recruits and his fan base. In other words, his followers.
"It's just a way to let people know about my personality and let people know where I'm coming from," Hand said.
While Twitter has been given the OK by the NCAA for means of communication with recruits, there's a few catches. Coaches can't mention potential players by name and they can only trade direct messages during designated contact periods.
"We always think that they need to come to where we're at," Hand said, "but we want to try and reach them where they're at."
Following Oklahoma College Athletics On Twitter
University of Tulsa Athletics: TulsaHurricane
Tulsa football coach Todd Graham: CoachToddGraham
Tulsa Offensive Coordinator Herb Hand: CoachHand
Oklahoma State University Athletics: OKStateCom
Oklahoma State basketball coach Travis Ford: CoachFord5
Oklahoma State Wrestling: CowboyWrestling
University of Oklahoma Athletics: SoonerSportsCom
Oklahoma Football Coach Bob Stoops: BobStoops
Oklahoma basketball coach Jeff Capel: JeffCapel
Former Oklahoma basketball player Blake Griffin: BlakeGriffin
Oklahoma women's basketball coach Sherri Coale: SherriCoale
Oklahoma women's basketball player Danielle Robinson: OU_DRob
Oklahoma women's basketball player Whitney Hand: OU_whitneyhand
Oklahoma softball player Lindsey Vandever: ou_linzvandever
Oklahoma softball player Amber Flores: ou_amberflores
Oklahoma rowing coach Leeanne Crain: leeannecrain
Oklahoma soccer coach Nicole Nelson: SoonerSoccer
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