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The SEC’s spring meetings start next week. Judging from this, it sounds like they’ll be spending a lot of the time there discussing satellite camps, because, well… they’re satellite camps.
“The concerns are still there,” Sankey said in an interview with The Associated Press. “When it was a relatively small practice, it was fine. Some will argue that there’s a lot of instruction and development that occurs. Well, that may be true in some cases. But when I talk to our coaches who now have 10-15 calls a day, it starts to become an unhealthy activity.
“And it really is about recruiting. I’m hoping that if the solutions are identified by Sept. 1. We’ll certainly talk about different strategies next week that are attentive to the full scope of issues here.”
… In other words, there remains room for debate and perhaps change. Sankey certainly doesn’t feel the issue is closed.
“If you look at what the board of directors said in its press release, that language from the board agreed with our position, just not that outcome,” Sankey said. “Which seems to raise the issue of why do we have a rule in men’s basketball that we pursuing in football around non-institutional camps. It wasn’t about geography.
“We’ve never once complained about individuals coming in and recruiting. You know what, on an ad hoc basis somebody will say, ‘We don’t want them stealing our kids.’ But they say that about each other in our league. It’d be nice if we’d keep all of our players but I don’t think anybody’s under the notion that that’s realistic.”
Is there a coherent line of thought somewhere in there? No wonder they’re going to spend so much time on the subject – Sankey can’t even figure out what to say in defense of what the conference wants.
A little of this, a little of that…
- Tyler Catalina’s getting ready for his “business trip” to Athens.
- Coming soon to a college jersey near you? Don’t scoff; I can see a cash strapped mid-major grabbing this kind of ad revenue.
- If NFL careers are supposed to be the benchmark for judging college players, shouldn’t Matt Stafford be one of the SEC’s top five quarterbacks of the last decade?
- Kirby Smart won’t call the defenses on game day.
- Would the Big Ten coaches stand up to Jim Delany and demand that part of the conference’s TV contract stay with ESPN?
- Who could have guessed that the career of the Speaker of Alabama’s House started with the public relations push for Hershel Walker’s 1982 Heisman Trophy?
- The offseason’s most dreaded four words: said in a statement.
- Dawg Post takes a look at what’s changed with Georgia’s recruiting this year. I don’t really see much to the piece, but your impression may differ.
Momma’s home cooking, if college football were your momma.
- Death, taxes and Geathers.
- Here’s a list of the ten best assistant coaching hires in the SEC. None of them are on Smart’s staff.
- The NCAA wants the US Supreme Court to hear the O’Bannon appeal.
- Spence looks at Mark Richt’s 2015 recruiting efforts on the offensive line and comes away unimpressed.
- It sure sounds like Brian Herrien to Georgia is a thing.
- Bleacher Report writer claims Peyton Manning wants to coach at Tennessee. Media asks Booch about Manning coaching at Tennessee. Awkwardness ensues.
- Baylor receives its law firm’s report on how the school handled incidents of sexual assault on campus, but the school gave no indication whether the document will be made public. If there’s any justice, somebody will start leaking the contents.
- North Carolina announces beginning next Saturday it will sell 2016 Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game tickets to the public.
Walk softly and carry a big hat.
LSU coach Les Miles said his program will participate in several satellite camps this summer and host its own camps where it’ll invite other Louisiana programs to attend — with one exception.
Miles, appearing on “Culotta and the Prince” on 104.5 FM ESPN in Baton Rouge on Friday morning, said every camp LSU hosts will be open to other in-state schools, such as UL-Monroe and UL-Lafayette, unless a school already has plans to partner with out-of-state schools for camps.
On Thursday, first-year Tulane coach Willie Fritz announced the Green Wave will host camps “featuring Texas A&M coaches” this summer.
“There’ll be that school that would not attend if they partner with an outside state school,” Miles said, though not specifically mentioning the Wave. “Then we’re certainly not going to allow them to attend.”
I bet that catches on, too, especially in states where one school dominates local recruiting. Like, hmmmm….
Scratch one satellite camp appearance off the list.