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By LARRY VAUGHT
SIMPSONVILLE — Charlie Strong and Joker Phillips both emphasized they have no tolerance for players doing any trash talking about the game via Twitter or any other social media after some tweets from Louisville players created a buzz earlier this summer.
“It’s social media — and I say it all the time — it’s going to be the down fall of society,” Strong said.. “You never realize once you tweet, it’s there and it’s never going to go away. People (say), ‘Well, I can go take it off.’ No. Once it’s posted, it’s posted. We just have to be smart about what we do and what we say.
“Some guys that don’t even play do all the talking. Just shut up. You have to play the game. The game is going to come to you. You have to play the game, so we don’t need to put anything out there. Just worry about your program, just worry about your football team.”
That’s what Phillips wants from his players as well.
“We don’t get into that,” he said. “I respect this game. The game of football does so much for many of us. I respect this rivalry. I’m a Kentuckian, and I’m just so happy we play. For many years we didn’t play. We’re not going to disrespect the rivalry. That’s what’s important to me.”