He’s got a satellite camp in his pocket and he’s not afraid to use it.

I guess we’re going to hear threats all week from various SEC head coaches about how they’re prepared to get medieval on Jim Harbaugh’s ass if the NCAA doesn’t do something right nowHere’s TAMU’s Kevin Sumlin:

With the Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 allowing satellite camps, Sumlin said SEC coaches anticipate the league’s proposal not to pass, so the Aggies have already made plans for their own camps outside of Texas.

“Our commissioner (Greg Sankey) has spoken and said if it’s not revised or revoked, then we’re going to be able to do it,” Sumlin said Monday.

“I know there are a number of SEC programs that are set and ready to go if it happens. We will have satellite camps outside of the state. We’re ready to go. They’re already on the calendar. We’ve got some tentative dates and locations set, so that if things go a certain way, we can be prepared to go. We’re not the only SEC team that’s doing that, too.”

“It’s has to be all or nothing for us,” Sumlin said. “It’s either we join what everybody else is doing with the satellite camp situation and we move on from there, or we don’t and nobody does them. Either we do it like everybody else or nobody does.”

Geez, man, just do it already.  The world won’t end either way.

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11 responses to “He’s got a satellite camp in his pocket and he’s not afraid to use it.

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    So where’s he gonna go? Seems like the SEC footprint is where everybody wants to travel for their satellite camps.

    I still say that when Corch gets here, road trip him where Aintree used to be and make him squeal like a piggy.

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    • DawgPhan

      Georgia goes to texas, texas goes to georgia, wash rinse repeat.

      Then spring break turns into an arms race, Dubai, Hawaii, or some other exotic locale.

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  2. JG Shellnutt

    If your program is in Texas, or Florida, or Georgia, how badly do you even need a satellite camp?

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    • Yup, waste of money, time and effort if you would ask me. Better spent cultivating existing relationship with athletes within or just outside the borders.

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  3. Go Dawgs!

    Texas A&M doesn’t need to leave Texas. LSU doesn’t need to leave Louisiana. Georgia certainly doesn’t need to leave Georgia. Certainly, there are players on the recruiting board for each of those schools from out of state (and Georgia has certainly gotten a lot of mileage out of a couple of players from North Carolina among other places), but there is no need to a southern school to leave their state. In fact, if these coaches are smart they’d use the fact that Big Ten schools feel the need to hit the road for spring practices and satellite camps against them: “hey, guys, if spring sucks so bad up there that they have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to move practice down south do you really want to live up there? Why not just stay down here?”

    Let Michigan and Ohio State recruit down here if they want to. It’s still an uphill battle for them to get kids to want to go up north to play ball. We’re still going to get ours. SEC coaches need to stop whining. And the hard truth is that Kevin Sumlin isn’t planning on having satellite camps anywhere that would hurt the Big Ten anyway. He’s coming to Georgia or Florida where he’s just going to try to hurt SEC schools instead. Nobody’s going camping in Ann Arbor.

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  4. Semper Fi Dawg

    I wonder if Sumlin’s plan still goes forward after he is fired in December?

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  5. Y’all think Saban won’t have a satellite camp in Atlanta? Dallas?

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    • 92 grad

      My thoughts too. The next level is training along with NFL teams/staff. Using NFL facilities/stadiums. There’s also a military base angle, go use camp legeune, Fort Knox, etc. any way to get focus, motivation, and interest.

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  6. RugbyDawg79

    I would rather be in Athens – I hope our players feel that way too, get more done staying home and the guys still get to have their spring break.

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