Tommy Tuberville has thoughts about the recent drama involving Kevin Sumlin at Texas A&M.
On Tuesday morning, ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM released audio of the former Ole Miss and Auburn coach giving his take on a member of the Texas A&M Board of Regents all but calling for Sumlin to leave after the Aggies’ stunning 45-44 loss to UCLA on Sunday night. Emotions were running high after Texas A&M blew a 34-point third-quarter lead. Afterward, the Board of Regents member, Tony Buzbee, used Facebook to post a critical message about Sumlin.
Tuberville didn’t agree with that tactic.
“Yeah, he just opened up a can of worms, is what he did,” Tuberville told ESPNU Radio. “A lot of times, these Board of Regents [members] or Board of Trustees [members], they get way too more involved than what they should be. And that’s the problem with social media now. Anybody can make a statement.”
Yes, social media has allowed many to have a voice. And in multiple ways, that’s fantastic. But you can see why Sumlin and others wouldn’t enjoy a emotional critic being given a platform to spread negative thoughts about the way a coach is doing his job.
It will be interesting to see if this situation serves as a flashpoint of sorts. Will other people close to major programs use Facebook and other social media tools to share their thoughts about coaches? It wouldn’t be surprising.
To listen to Tuberville’s complete interview, check out the link below.
— ESPNU Radio on SXM (@ESPNUonSiriusXM) September 5, 2017
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