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SEC Coach's Tweet Has Notre Dame Fans Livid

Student fans of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheer for their team against the Temple Owls.

SOUTH BEND, IN - AUGUST 31: Student fans of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheer for their team against the Temple Owls at Notre Dame Stadium on August 31, 2013 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

After just one season as defensive coordinator at Notre Dame, Mike Elko took a job on Jimbo Fisher's staff at Texas A&M. He took something with him from South Bend to College Station, and Fighting Irish fans are not amused.

On Friday night, Elko tweeted out a graphic aimed at recruits. It promoted the average salary for Texas A&M graduates 10 years after graduation, compared to the rest of the SEC.

It's a pretty effective graphic, selling an A&M education beyond just football. However, it is some of the phrasing in the tweet itself that has Notre Dame fans annoyed.

The Fighting Irish have long used a slogan about going to Notre Dame being a "40 year decision." Elko borrowed that for his new team.

Notre Dame fans were all over the replies to Mike Elko's tweet:

Notre Dame blog One Foot Down noticed the tweet as well, and was particularly annoyed, calling the former ND coordinator an "S.O.B." and a "true villain."

I would say, 'c'mon Mike... you're better than this,' but after his contract negotiations with Notre Dame after one year of service — we know better.

Needless to say, Irish fans are pissed-off about the tweet, and I can't blame them. Elko is a good defensive coordinator, a good recruiter, and deep down (or not so deep down) most fans wished he would have stayed.

He's also a S.O.B. that is quickly becoming a true villain. Get some original material Mike.

This comes after some pretty pointed tweets in Elko's direction from Notre Dame players after he elected to leave after a year. He definitely isn't the most popular former ND coach up in South Bend.