The NCAA infamously banned all satellite camps earlier this week and drew the ire of many, but Stanford Cardinal head coach David Shaw was not one of those people. Speaking to reporters, including ESPN’s Ted Miller, Shaw explained his position on the matter and also threw quite the shade at the United States’ southeast region.
David Shaw says no reason for satellite camps "where there might be one person in the entire state that's eligible to get into Stanford."
— Ted Miller (@TedMillerRK) April 10, 2016
Shots fired, ladies and gentlemen. Yes, Stanford is an elite university where the term “student-athlete” places a heavy emphasis on the student aspect, but even that comment seems below the belt. Sure, the southeast may not have many institutions as prestigious as Stanford, but Shaw’s comments came off as incredibly elitist and won’t win him any favors in recruiting the area.
Oh, and let’s not forget that according to Stanford’s official roster, there are 17 players from the southeast currently on the team.
Choose your words wisely next time, Coach Shaw, because you never know how they may come back to bite you.
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