Following Texas A&M's win Saturday at Ole Miss, 12ManTV cameras followed coach Sumlin into the locker room. Sumlin's team had just overcome a 10 point Ole Miss fourth quarter lead to get the Aggies first road SEC win. Both the team and Sumlin were jubilant in the locker room; and the cameras captured the moment. The video is quite good and clean (and in our opinion very positive...just the type of thing a recruit might want to see).
We saw a note earlier today that from this point forward, Sumlin has decided to not allow cameras in the locker room. Exactly why that policy has been put in place is unclear at this point. We reached out to his staff and they confirmed that he has made this decision.
We have no idea why he made this decision; but the decision is his to make. We didn't see anything in the video that might have been or caused any problems for A&M; but maybe we just didn't catch it. Take a look at the video below and judge for yourself.
A lot of programs have made very effective use of locker room / behind the scenes style video recently and we believe that most fanbases and recruits enjoy seeing this perspective. We completely understand that some things need to stay within the walls & within the team; but if it's the team's video staff and the team controls the footage and the distribution, we're not sure what the downside is.