Meyer issues Twitter ban for Buckeyes

The Urban Meyer era officially is under way for Ohio State, and one of the new coach's first moves is no more Twitter.

Ohio State players will no longer be tweeting, joining their Big Ten brethren at Iowa and, for a brief stretch, Nebraska. Players met with Meyer at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Shortly after the meeting, several Buckeyes players announced their Twitter departures, including tight end Jake Stoneburner, who tweeted, "Twitter=Done. Me=back for senior year, leading this team, and shocking the world!!#gobucks #12-0." Reid Fragel, who is moving from tight end to tackle, tweeted, "New staff new rules. No more twitter, not a big deal and probably for the better. Love our fans, love this place. Go Bucks #2012."

It's not a big surprise to see Meyer issue the ban, as players have gotten in trouble for tweets in the past. While I'm all for freedom of speech, I can understand why coaches want to keep this stuff out of the public view.

And to be honest, following Ohio State players on Twitter became a lot less entertaining when Terrelle Pryor left the program.