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Before Week 3 starts, coaches take shots at Week 2 foes

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Some coaches had pent-up feelings about their opponents last week, so they're letting them out.

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Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin took a bit of a swipe at Florida, which beat the Aggies last Saturday. Here's what Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle wrote:

Sumlin said his team appeared in good shape in the opener against Florida and "it wasn't our team flopping around on the field in the second half." I asked him if the Gators' "flopping around" was because of conditioning or something else. "You were there," he responded.

That seems like an odd thing to criticize about an opponent who just won in your stadium, but at least it didn't start a war of words with a local columnist like Dana Holgorsen's line about Marshall, as West Virginia prepares to face James Madison.

Here's what the West Virginia coach said about Marshall, which the Mountaineers beat 52-24 last week, from Blue & Gold News writer Patrick Southern:

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This drew an angry response from Herald-Dispatch columnist Chuck Landon, who made a sophomoric joke about what Holgorsen's middle name must be considering the remark about Marshall, which broke off into some Twitter angst from Southern about Landon ... don't you feel bad about what you started Holgs?

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