New UT coach Robert Gillespie’s Twitter popularity soars, while Jay Graham updates his profile with a new look

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — It didn’t take long for the newest member of Tennessee’s coaching staff to get a new Twitter handle.

New running backs coach Robert Gillespie is now @UTCoachG. In just one morning, he surged over 5,000 followers from about 1,500 at West Virginia when he was a semi-regular tweeter.

Gillespie did post a goodbye message to fans in West Virginia before switching over.

Meanwhile, Jay Graham hasn’t tweeted yet — his hiring at Florida State hasn’t even been officially confirmed by the university — but his new Twitter profile page leaves little doubt about his new allegiances.

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Blog updated at 12:16 p.m. to fix dropped word.