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Saturday, July 26, 2014
Kevin Sumlin jabs back at Bob Stoops

By Jake Trotter

Friday, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin fired back at Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, who mocked the Aggies’ nonconference schedule while at the ESPN car wash this past week.

"They have Lamar, Rice, SMU and Louisiana-Monroe," Stoops said. "Boy, those are all a bunch of toughies, right?”

According to, Sumlin was asked about Stoops’ comments at a fan event in Houston:

Sumlin - "Coach Stoops has the right to say whatever he wants, but if he wants to play us again we'll take him up on that."

— Aggie Sports (@Aggie_Sports) July 26, 2014
Behind Heisman winner Johnny Manziel, the Aggies hammered the Sooners in the 2012 Cotton Bowl 41-13. Sumlin actually coached under Stoops at Oklahoma until 2008.

During his Houston appearance, Sumlin also had this to say:

Sumlin said it's easy to kick a guy off the team. But in the "business of developing men."

— Aggie Sports (@Aggie_Sports) July 26, 2014
It’s unclear if that was a veiled jab at the Longhorns. But this week, Texas coach Charlie Strong did dismiss six players from his team. Of course, Sumlin could have been exclusively referencing his own program. Seven Aggies players have been arrested since December.