The topic of Jim Harbaugh going on a satellite camp tour through the south has been the topic among many coaches, and they are not very happy about it.
Several SEC coaches have spoke out about it isn’t fair how schools like Michigan can host satellite camps thousands of miles away from their campus while they can’t due to conference restrictions.
Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen is the latest coach to chime in on the subject and he directly called out Jim Harbaugh.
Here are his quotes from Bleacher Report:
“The satellite camps, they’re recruiting camps,” Mullen said. “Basically it’s a recruiting thing and a recruiting fair that they’re doing. I’d imagine, Jim Harbaugh, if he’s going to have a camp, would want to coach the kids in Michigan—the young kids in Michigan—maybe how to be better football players.”
The Bulldogs head coach, whose team beat Michigan by a score of 52-14 in the 2011 Gator Bowl, said he was a fan of bringing young players onto the Mississippi State campus and teaching them football instead of the satellite camps.
“I’m sure they have [a camp on Michigan’s campus],” Mullen said. “So why do they need one all over the place? The only purpose for it is recruiting. I don’t think it’s the right purpose for camps.
“We’ve probably had 1,000 kids on campus in camps. There’s probably a couple guys who will be SEC players out of that group. There’s a lot of guys learning a lot of football. That’s our job as coaches to promote the game and help people be better football players, not just to go out and go recruit.”
The season hasn’t even started yet and ol Jim Harbaugh is already underneath the skin of opposing coaches. Personally I think it is funny that all these coaches are mad at Jim Harbaugh for doing these satellite camps, when they are within the rules of his conference. The people they should be mad are the ones running the SEC, who have prohibited them from going more than fifty miles from campus to host a camp.
The SEC enjoys plenty of built in advantages these days, so for their coaches to be up in arms about something they would probably be doing if it was legal is pretty comical.