You may have noticed a recent shift in Arizona State football assistant coach Antonio Pierce’s social media accounts with ASU saying goodbye this week.
They don’t have many recent mentions of the team he’s currently employed by.
Pierce, the defensive coordinator for the Sun Devils, appears to have recently “erased” recent football mentions of ASU from his accounts.
The most recent mention of ASU football on his Twitter account is a retweet of a July 2 recruitment story.
His profile says nothing more about ASU, although it still has a profile picture of him standing on the Sun Devil Stadium field.
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The change in Pierce’s social media accounts (he also deleted his Instagram of recent ASU activity) has sparked questions and speculation surrounding the coach, who also happens to be the recruiting coordinator for the ASU.
The program is currently embroiled in an NCAA investigation into recruitment allegations.
Three assistant coaches have been on administrative leave: wide receivers coach Prentice Gill, defensive backs coach Chris Hawkins and tight ends coach Adam Breneman.
An athletic department representative said Pierce made the changes to his account “months ago” and dismissed any implication that they were related to leaving ASU.
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Twitter’s reaction to Antonio Pierce’s social media tweaks:
What does all this mean?
Maybe nothing. Maybe a lot.
The move, however, was troubling to some fans of the program already unsettled by the potential fallout from the NCAA’s investigation into the football program.
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