STILLWATER, Okla. -- The proclamation about to be made in this space would be so much easier if not for a raucous spring break last year in Destin, Florida. Twenty-two college football players -- split just about equally between athletes from Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys -- shared a spring break house in 2016 near Destin's white sand beaches. "Ever been to the Whale's Tail?," Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph said of the popular Gulf-side watering hole.
It just might be the most unique head coaching hire in college football history. That's the takeaway at Oklahoma Sooners now that the shock has subsided from Bob Stoops' resignation. Let's put this in perspective: Sure, new coach Lincoln Riley is young. At 33, he is currently the youngest FBS coach. Sure, Riley is taking over a football factory. Never mind Oklahoma being loaded again and favored to win an 11th conference title in the last 19 years. The Sooners are easily a top-10 all-time program.
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The view from Lane Kiffin's office is not unlike that of dozens of coaches across the country. It provides a panoramic view of the practice field, and on this day, it is filled with summer campers drawn by the still-fresh charm, promise and swagger of Florida Atlantic's new coach. "No," Kiffin corrected, "Those are our guys." Oops. The visitor who made the observation is properly embarrassed. Lane sympathizes. "At this level, they taught me you have to change your lenses," he says.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".