Report: USF’s football Twitter account briefly suspended (UPDATED)

The message that pops up when clicking on to USF's official football Twitter account. (JOEY KNIGHT | Times)
The message that pops up when clicking on to USF's official football Twitter account. (JOEY KNIGHT | Times)
Published February 7 2018
Updated February 7 2018

It represented a pretty grim omen at the dawn of national signing day: For a few hours Wednesday morning, USF's official football Twitter account was suspended.

And it wasn't the only one in the nation experiencing issues.

The problem was resolved shortly after 9 a.m. Sporting News reported several other official Division I-A football accounts — including Missouri, Texas and Georgia — for violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

It appears the schools may have used copyrighted songs in promotional tweets.

Fortunately for USF,  Wednesday was  expected to be fairly subdued for Charlie Strong and his staff, who secured the bulk of their recruiting class during the NCAA's new early signing period in December. USF entered the day with 24 signees, and were expected to sign only two or three more.

As of 11 a.m., Venice three-star DL Tyrone Barber was the day's only Bulls signee. Admiral Farragut DL John Waller's letter of intent also was expected Wednesday.

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