The NCAA’s decision to shut down satellite camps may do more good than people think. The job of coaching a Division I, NCAA football program is extremely demanding and oftentimes fans forget that coaches are people, too, with families and lives, separate from the game.
Ole Miss head coach, Hugh Freeze, is welcoming the shutdown, as it will give him some more, much-needed, family time.
“I’m selfish with my time,” Freeze said, via The Clarion-Ledger. “I’m away from my family enough, and I just did not want to go. I was ready to. We would’ve jumped in with the rest of them and gone to work. But I’m glad […] I can sleep at home.”
Freeze’s response adds to the multitude of different reactions to the NCAA’s decision, some positive and many negative.
“I understand there’s one side of the fence that says, ‘Well, it could cost kids opportunities,’” Freeze also said. “There’s the other side of the fence that it could’ve been a total circus that would put so much pressure on these kids because you might have 50 camps in Atlanta or Dallas.
Regardless of the many reactions, a final decision has been made and not much can be done further than that. At least Freeze is looking at the positives of this controversial decision.
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