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Earlier this month LSU hired Alabama linebackers coach Kevin Steele to be their new defensive coordinator. He quickly started up a Twitter account and hit the road recruiting, trying to help LSU bounce back from a disappointing 8-5 season. Former LSU baseball player (and two time World Series champion) Ryan Theriot welcomed him and everything. How nice!


But as any savvy internet user knows by now, fake Twitter accounts proliferate, and you shouldn't trust anything without that little blue checkmark, like a new Kevin Steele Twitter account:

(@LSUfball isn't verified either, but it is linked to on the LSU football website). This wasn't some account that was fake for the sake of being fake, though. No, Fake Kevin Steele was out here trying to recruit high schoolers, like three star Texas high school senior defensive tackle Bryce English:


And keeping tabs on current players, like LSU junior safety Corey Thompson:


Once it was known that the Kevin Steele account was fake and its operator could see the jig was up, they revealed themselves to be an Alabama fan:


Of course.

h/t Josh

Photo via Hilary Scheinuk/Getty

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