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Jake Rodgers returns to Twitter

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Just what does it mean? These are the kinds of dumb things we try to figure out during the offseason.

Is Jake Rodgers just crazy? Well he did help in this touchdown celebration.
Is Jake Rodgers just crazy? Well he did help in this touchdown celebration.
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Back in October, Mike Leach handed down an edict that banned WSU football players from using Twitter. Since then, we've had nary a tweet from a still-eligible athlete.

Which made this little thing from Monday night somewhat ... curious?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Im back mofos!!!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23returnoftheking">#returnoftheking</a></p>&mdash; jake rodgers (@jakerodgers_69) <a href="https://twitter.com/jakerodgers_69/status/334080795264294912">May 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Of course, this raised some eyebrows:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/bward09wsu">bward09wsu</a> im not at liberty to discuss that information yet. it would create a national security issue.</p>&mdash; jake rodgers (@jakerodgers_69) <a href="https://twitter.com/jakerodgers_69/status/334130147890438145">May 14, 2013</a></blockquote>
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This prompts a number of natural questions.

Has Rodgers quit the team? He had a rough 2012 and missed the spring, but we haven't heard any word of him transferring -- as someone noted to me, he has his number in his Twitter handle.

Has Leach lifted his Twitter ban? Again, nothing has been announced, and we haven't seen something amounting to a stampede of players back to Twitter.

Is Rodgers just crazy? Well ... he did/does have a spectacular mullet, so I wouldn't put anything past him.

Perhaps the biggest question?

WHY IN THE WORLD DO I CARE RIGHT NOW?

Oh yeah. Offseason.

EDIT, 7:24 a.m.: As noted by WSU fan Joe Baker, it appears Ivan McLennan is active on Twitter. McLennan is a junior college transfer who enrolled for spring semester and apparently never stopped tweeting. Sooooo ..... ?