The Republic is saved!

SEC 1, Harbaugh 0.

The Council approved a proposal applicable to the Football Bowl Subdivision that would require those schools to conduct camps and clinics at their school’s facilities or at facilities regularly used for practice or competition. Additionally, FBS coaches and noncoaching staff members with responsibilities specific to football may be employed only at their school’s camps or clinics. This rule change is effective immediately.

I wonder if Corch bought non-refundable plane tickets for his Georgia trip this summer.


UPDATE:  Oh, look.  Brave Sir Jim speaks out.

“But the football oversight committee recommended to the council and the council is supporting action now,” he said. “It is what it is. We made our case for holistic vs. ad hoc. You have to accept it. That’s part of the (system) we signed on for. No reaction beyond that. You always would like to win rather than to lose a vote — I don’t care whether it’s in a court or legislature or an assembly of people. You go with the system that’s in place, and so I support that, respect that and move on. (Coaches will) pick up recruitment; satellite camps are off the table, but presumably everything else is on it. “

I can’t even begin to tell you what that’s supposed to mean.


Filed under Recruiting, The NCAA

33 responses to “The Republic is saved!

  1. Go Dawgs!

    I’m kinda sad that now we’re not going to get to find out what Kirby Smart had planned for Georgia’s satellite camps.


  2. I can’t believe how powerful Kirby is, LOL.


  3. Argondawg

    This was about things not becoming the Wild West. Every major school was going to be setting up camps somewhere else. Now we get to parse what “regular facilities” means. Looking forward to Harbaughs snarky tweet.


  4. FarmerDawg

    The way the rule is written UGA could have a camp at the Tifton campus in South Georgia.


  5. baitstand

    Alternate headline: Yankee Go Home


  6. The Dawg abides

    This just in: Michigan announces the opening of a non-credit, continuing education satellite campus at Archer High School. A new affiliated “student wellness center”, including a “multi-purpose indoor activity facility”, is slated to undergo construction immediately.


  7. W Cobb Dawg

    This throws a wet blanket on next year’s spring break for Michigan. Guess they’ll have to substitute cross country skiing in Ann Arbor, or snow shoveling, for beach volleyball in Bradenton.


  8. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    I hope we get to see Harbaugh’s tweets on this.


  9. Ant123

    This is certainly best for the kids involved.


  10. Mr. Editor

    When mocking, try to limit the typos coach! Makes for a better piece


  11. Hogbody Spradlin

    ‘holistic vs ad hoc’!? WTF?


  12. PTC DAWG

    Quiet, watching gawf.


  13. 81Dog

    Shorter Harbaugh response (imagine his face painted blue…and maize):

    “They can take away our satellite camps! But they can’t take away our FREEEEEEEEEEDOMMMMMMMM!!!!!”


  14. DawgPhan

    Sure the SEC doesnt like it, but why did the other conferences vote against it.

    Also another blow against the student athletes and their access to getting personal looks in front of coaches.


  15. TN Dawg

    This potentially costs the state of Georgia a lot of money from all the travelling schools that would have used hotel facilities, restaurants, etc.

    Hopefully the Governor will get involved to try and kill this rule change.


  16. FarmerDawg

    I don’t understand all the reservations. I feel for the kids, but this rule is more than likely a net gain for UGA and that’s what matters to me the most as a fan and season ticket holder.