Rencher says they would not be on social media before the game weekends (Clemson athletics photo).
Times have changed and it required an update on how Clemson football treats social media, Tigers running back
Darien Rencher said Monday.
Rencher has contributed to a couple of important social movements this season and social media has been a big part of it.
From early on Dabo Swinney era until last season, players had voted to stay off social media at the beginning of the camp until December. This year Rencher and Trevor Lawrence has used the platforms to save the fall football season.
“It was God’s time,” Rencher said via Zoom Monday. “Every senior class – never really been coach Swinney’s thing – went back to 2012-2013, the senior class (voted to stay away from social media during the season) – it was different then. I think they had Blackberry’s and turn phones. They decided to get away from Facebook or whatever social media was. Ever since – at Clemson we’re about less is more and limiting distractions, but I think times have changed and players have grown up in this social media era – we think we can handle it. ”
Rencher says that everything came together and that they would still have certain limits for the use of social media during the season.
“We created as a new social media policy that coach Swinney let us vote on that we will still limit distractions on gameday and one day before gameday, and honestly see the timing of that – it’s just God’s plan,” the fifth year senior said. “It really was not a focus on doing (coordinated campaigns on social media) – it was all gathered in time. This is the first year in a long time that we would have social media during the season and it has been powerful to have it in this moment. and this time. “
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