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Texas A&M Football Pushed Down On The Playground By Florida's Will Muschamp

Florida's Will Muschamp is off on the "rubber chicken" circuit at the moment, hitting various booster and alumni dinners in hopes of rallying a cautious Gator fan base that saw a national title contending program suddenly deflate after the exit of Urban Meyer. So it's best to divert attention when addressing a variety of serious concerns - the botched hiring of Charlie Weis, the numerous players suspended or run off in the regime change, losing to Georgia - by garnering headlines somewhere else.

In the course of a single speech, Muschamp insulted and complimented College Station and Texas A&M's fans, and took a dig at their former conference, all while insuring Aggie fans that they'll need no reminder of his days as "coach in waiting" over in Austin when A&M plays its first conference game against Florida on September 8.

First, the insult:

"You ever been to College Station?" he asked a gathering of Gators fans, according to the Lakeland (Fla.) Ledger. "It'll be the only time you go."


Then, the compliment:

"It will be a very SEC-like atmosphere," Muschamp said of what Florida can expect when it visits Kyle Field, in A&M's first SEC competition in any sport.

Translated: "We'll look up and see any number of delusional, unemployed old white men willing to poison a living thing for the purposes of one-upsmanship on talk radio."

And finally, Coach Boom fired off a backhanded compliment to the Ags, and possibly a parting shot at his former employer:

"It's one of the few places in the Big 12 I would say that about."

Hint: While possibly applicable, he's probably not talking about Iowa State.

For more on Texas A&M, Florida and the rest of the zany Southeastern Conference, check out Team Speed Killsand SB Nation's college football page.

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