SEC wants national ban on satellite camps

Can’t say it is all that surprising that satellite camps are at the forefront of discussion coming out of spring meetings down in Destin, Florida.

The SEC has been against them from jumpstreet. Now, reports have surfaced that incoming Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey is planning to propose a national rule that would outlaw satellite camps for everyone.

The argument over the fairness of satellite camps has been going on for a couple years now. The SEC and ACC have banned the exercise of holding camps outside of one’s campus, as CollegeFootballTalk points out.

Of course the issue has heated up in light of a camp being held by new Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh this summer.  (It should be noted that Harbaugh’s liking of satellite camps is not shared across the Big 10, as Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has spoken out against the practice.)

Now, how stubborn the SEC is going to be about pushing this proposal still remains to be seen. Seth Emerson of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported via Twitter on Tuesday:

On satellite camps, Greg Sankey says SEC will propose national rule outlawing them. If it doesn’t pass, SEC likely to relax its own rule.

Would the SEC really “relax” its stance? Spring meetings just got much more interesting.

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