Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio is the latest to sound off on the NCAA’s controversial ban on satellite camps.
Players have been speaking out about the ban and sharing their belief that it hurts the student-athletes more than anything. While Dantonio does seem to understand that the players benefited from the camps, he also is understanding of why a ban must be in place.
The satellite camp issue became a big ordeal thanks to Michigan Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh.
Harbaugh was doing everything in his power to bend the rules in order to get every single advantage possible, and that abuse is what finally forced the NCAA’s hand.
“I guess abuse brings control,” Dantonio said on 92.1 FM in Lansing, via NBC Sports.com.
“One of the things is, it stops the opportunity of young people going to a particular camp,” Dantonio said. “At Michigan State’s camp, we may have 30 colleges here working the camp. Maybe the smaller colleges can still come but the MAC cannot come. That was advantageous for the MAC in general and those schools to be able to come and see players.”
There is some silver lining, however.
While FBS schools cannot hold satellite camps, FCS schools can still host the camps so perhaps the players down a level will still get a great opportunity for exposure.
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