New Texas head coach Charlie Strong isn’t wasting any time getting involved in the war of words with the school’s biggest in-state rival. During his press conference Wednesday afternoon during National Signing Day, Strong was asked about competing against Kevin Sumlin and Texas A&M’s “Swagcopter” that it uses on recruiting trips. Strong implied that the Aggies were running a “gadget” program.
When asked about Kevin Sumlin being “Coach Cool” with a “Swagcopter” etc., Charlie Strong said: “We’re not going to be a gadget program.”
— Chip Brown (@ChipBrownOB) February 5, 2014
On competing with “SwagCopters,” Strong said: “The univ. speaks for itself. We don’t need gadgets. We’re not going to be a gadget program.”
— Mike Finger (@mikefinger) February 5, 2014
Strong has made a name for himself with his hard-nosed style, so this comes as no surprise. He’s going to need to do some work to win back over the state of Texas, however. According to Rivals, the Aggies currently boast the nation’s sixth best recruiting class – the Longhorns come in at 19th.