Dec 30, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies head coach Mike Sumlin speaks at the coaches news conference for the Chick-fil-A Bowl from the Sheraton Hotel. Duke will face off against Texas A&M in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl on New Years Eve. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Sumlin responds to Charlie Strong


New Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong has taken a shot at his biggest in-state rival, Texas A&M while duking it our for recruits on National Signing Day.

From the Dallas Morning News:

“We are still the University of Texas and will always be the flagship university of this state,” he said.

Strong was also asked about A&M, coach Kevin Sumlin and the program’s infamous ‘swagcopter’ on Tuesday. His response?

“The university speaks for itself. We don’t need gadgets. We’re not going to be a gadget program.”

Sumlin responded during an interview on Yahoo! Sports Radio.

“I guess based on today we better get some more gadgets at our place then,” Sumlin said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I’m not going to get caught up in that. It’s working for us. We’re not going to change. And if anything, maybe we just need to step it up a notch in that area. I think players and prospects understand the direction we’re headed and how we’re doing things. As great a job as our assistant coaches did this year, as well as we’re recruiting – the reality is, we’re still third in our own division behind LSU and Alabama. That’s where our focus is. That’s where we want to be, to try to compete for championships.”

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