Despite his big personality, Kansas head coach Bill Self tends to stay off Twitter. He opened his account all the way back in 2009 but barely uses it. Self tweeted only twice in all of 2019 before going into “Twitter retirement.”
But with COVID-19 keeping just about everyone – including Kansas basketball coaches – at home, even Self is coming out of his self-imposed Twitter exile to stay in touch with the world. And it looks like he plans to stick around for a while.
Taking to Twitter on Sunday for the first time in 10 months, Self announced that he will be live-tweeting CBS’ rebroadcast of Kansas’ 2008 National Championship Game against Memphis. The game is scheduled to be played today at 12 p.m. EST.
“Coming out of twitter retirement to live tweet during the 2008 National Championship game at 11 AM CT on CBS,” Self wrote. He added a little joke by adding, “I feel pretty good about this one.”
Coming out of twitter retirement to live tweet during the 2008 National Championship game at 11 AM CT on CBS. I feel pretty good about this one.
— Bill Self (@CoachBillSelf) March 22, 2020
Self’s Jayhawks capped off the 2019-20 regular season with a 28-3 record, and the top record in the Big 12. The Associated Press and most major polls ranked Kansas as the No. 1 team in the nation.
Though Self’s current team won’t a chance to prove that they were the NCAA’s top dog in any tournaments this year, the program will get to enjoy some championship memories on TV today.
How would have Self’s 2019-20 team fared against the 2007-08 squad?