ACC is against satellite camps, but willing to adapt

There has been plenty of conversation in recent days about the growing trend from Big Ten schools to hold satellite camps.

Plenty of coaches have spoken out about the camps that are allowed by a loophole in the NCAA rules. Big Ten teams are holding camps in ACC and SEC territory and now the ACC is speaking out.

While ACC commissioner John Swofford says the conference will continue to be against satellite camps, he did say he will keep an open mind about potentially adapting if the NCAA loophole is not closed and other schools begin to get a recruiting advantage.

Right now we intend to keep our conference agreement [with the SEC] as is and push for a national rule that prohibits it,” Swofford said in an interview with on Thursday.

“We just don’t feel like it’s a healthy part of the recruiting process in college football. We may have to ultimately reconsider it if the rules continue to allow it, because we’re not going to put ourselves at a competitive disadvantage in recruiting if we were to feel like we were disadvantaged, but our primary purpose right now is to try to gain support for a national rule that prohibits it.”

The good news for everyone is that NCAA President Mark Emmert says the Football Rules Oversight Committee will address the issue later this year and it is at the top of their agenda.

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