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Jim Harbaugh defends satellite camps


If you are a fan of a team in the SEC or ACC, you are probably sick of hearing about the satellite camps that teams in the Big Ten have so openly embraced thanks to a loophole in the NCAA rules.

One of the biggest supporters of that said loophole which allows coaches to attend football camps outside of the 50-mile campus radius that the NCAA instituted is Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh.

As you would expect, Harbaugh is not backing down from his support of the satellite camps.

“Our staff has been invited to help work at the camp(s) and it’s a great way for us to spread football, you know — the joy and love of football,” Harbaugh said on the “Jim Rome Show.” “There’s also a recruiting element. You get to meet folks in different areas of the country. So I think it’s all good.”

The recruiting element is what rubs some people the wrong way.

By attending the camps, Harbaugh and his staff could use the opportunity to interest prospects in “SEC country” or other parts of the nation they might not usually have a strong imprint in.

Regardless, the camps are hear to stay, and eventually the SEC and ACC may need to think about changing their strategies to keep up with the Big Ten.

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