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Elite Fake Twitter Account Duped College Football World Into Thinking Mike Leach Took Ole Miss Job

@BourbonGhost racked up the likes and retweets with some totally fake Mike Leach to Ole Miss news.
@BourbonGhost racked up the likes and retweets with some totally fake Mike Leach to Ole Miss news.

It goes without saying that everybody on Twitter should be wary of fraudulent accounts pretending to be distinguished reporters. After all, being bamboozled in such a humiliating manner is the last way one should want to go viral.

Well, one particular tweeter decided to go there Monday, hoodwinking numerous college football fans by "breaking" the false news that Washington State head coach Mike Leach would be taking the same position at Ole Miss.

Yes, the Rebels fired Matt Luke after getting trounced in the Egg Bowl, but this fake report is not real and did not happen.

You really just hate to see it.

For those wondering, the news came from a fake account temporarily posing as David Johnson, an Ole Miss reporter for 247Sports and CBS Sports. When you compare and contrast Johnson's real account to that of the imposter, it's really no wonder that so many fans were led astray.

Their profiles couldn't be more similar.

Listen, we HATE the proliferation of deliberately misleading and false stories, but to be so committed to trolling that you have virtually an identical profile to that of a notable reporter who is a real-lifee person is as impressive as it is teeth-gnashing.

Sorry to disappoint, folks, but the Rebels still carry the burden of a head coaching vacancy.