If you’re a fan of the Hartford Colonials of the UFL and you want to know who coach Jerry Glanville is taking with the first pick of tonight’s UFL Draft, you better become a follower of Glanville on Twitter, because that’s where the Colonials (and every other UFL team) will be making their official announcements of tonight’s picks.
“We believe this will be a social media first as our head coaches announce their selections exclusively to their Twitter followers,” said Michael Huyghue, whose Twitter account is @UFLCommissioner.
“The UFL Draft plays an important role in stocking our teams’ rosters and we hope fans enjoy this innovative means of communicating each pick.”
During the draft, the picks will also be posted to the UFL Web site. Here are the Twitter addresses of the five UFL coaches: Joe Moglia (@UFLJoeMoglia) of the Omaha Nighthawks, No. 2 pick; Dennis Green (@UFLDennisGreen) of the Sacramento Mountain Lions, No. 3 pick; Marty Schottenheimer (@DestroyersMarty) of the Virginia Destroyers, No. 4 pick; and Jim Fassel (@LocosJimFassel) of the Las Vegas Locos, No. 5 pick.
Maybe one of these UFL teams will have the foresight and intelligence to draft Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich, whose cancer past scared away every NFL team during seven rounds of drafting this past weekend.