Maybe I’m missing something here, but I’m having a hard time seeing how this is a shot against the Southeast.
The NCAA’s decision to ban satellite camps was faced with harsh criticism throughout the coaching community, but Stanford coach David Shaw didn’t seem upset about the new rule.
He actually used that rule to insult the intelligence of SEC country.
Shaw said via SB Nation:
“I’m great with whatever college football says, because it doesn’t affect us. It doesn’t make sense for us to go hold a camp some place where there might be one person in the entire state that’s eligible to get into Stanford.”
Stanford’s prestigious academics obviously impact its recruiting. But Stanford also recruits nationally, and the Southeast is a major part of the Cardinal’s recruiting footprint.
As the article itself goes on to note, Shaw has twenty kids on his roster from our neck of the woods. I know he’s a college football coach, but I assume he can count the difference between one and twenty. Then again, I’m from the Southeast, so what do I know?
I guess we should count on USA Today trying to hammer him at the next press conference about why he’s insulted an entire region of the country. I just wonder how many of the journalists who’ll question him on that could meet Stanford’s admission standards.