The first question for Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin Thursday morning was a pretty obvious one after an Aggies assistant sent out some jarring tweets on Wednesday night.
Wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead apologized for his social media behavior, and Sumlin said his response has started and is ongoing.
“Let me say this, I was made aware of it and I addressed it with Aaron and we’re still working through that,” Sumlin said Thursday during the SEC teleconference. “He’s taken responsibility for his actions and we’ll move on from there. Basically, that discussion has been had and Aaron has taken full responsibility and we’ll talk about it from there.”
When pressed further on the situation, Sumlin seemed to leave the possibility open for potential discipline.
“That is a discussion that is going to take place further,” Sumlin said. “Obviously it was a discussion that took place this morning. He’s already issued a statement on that. We’ll see what happens from here on out.”
A long Wednesday night for Texas A&M football started when Tate Martell, the nation’s No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the Class of 2017, decided to re-open his recruitment after being committed to the Aggies for more than eight months. A series of tweets from Moorehead followed that appeared to be reacting to the Martell news.
The coach claimed he wasn’t speaking specifically of Martell, but Moorehead also did not stop tweeting. One four-star wide receiver prospect, Mannie Netherley, subsequently announced he was also de-committing from Texas A&M because of the tweets. An uncommitted five-star receiver, Tyjon Lindsey, said he was no longer considering the Aggies.
Moorehead apologized for his social media behavior Thursday morning.
Sumlin confirmed that his program has a policy on social media behavior.
“Our policy has been, ‘abuse the privilege, lose the privilege,’ ” Sumlin said. “Let’s put it that way.”