UCLA AD Dan Guerrero explains decision to vote against satellite camps


Just a few weeks ago, the NCAA announced that athletic directors from around the country voted 10-5 to ban satellite camps going into the future. One person that voted against them was UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero, who represented the PAC-12, but it looks like he wasn’t supposed to vote the way he did.

Following the vote earlier this month, PAC-12 commissioner Larry Scott said that many coaches and athletic directors were upset with his decision to go against the rest of the conference. Many on the West Coast were in favor of keeping the camps around.

An email sent by Guerrero was obtained by SI.com’s Andy Staples and he explained his decision to ban the camps. He sent a letter to the rest of the conference, which you can read in full here.

Here is an excerpt from the letter: “Going into the meetings, it was the feeling of many members of the D1 Council that these proposals would be tabled at the request of the FOC, thereby rendering both of these proposals moot, and keeping the current rule relative to “satellite camps” unchanged. In fact this was the preferred outcome by our Conference as indicated in the preparatory materials I received prior to the meeting.

“When this did not happen, it was conveyed on the Council floor that the FOC was supportive of 2015–59 and/or 2015–60. Based on the subsequent discussion it appeared as though passage was imminent. Therefore, I made the call to support 2015–59, which was the preference of the two options.”

Dan Guerrero certainly will have something to answer for over the next few months. However, he wasn’t the only person to go against his conference’s wishes as Texas State athletic director Larry Teis did the same thing when representing the Sun Belt.

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Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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