SEC wins? NCAA makes important ruling on legality of satellite camps
Earlier this week, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said he and other SEC coaches were getting ready to host satellite camps if the league’s proposal wasn’t approved.
Hold your horses, everyone. No need.
On Friday, the NCAA approved the proposal that was submitted during the SEC’s spring meetings. It applies to all FBS schools, and enforcement of the rule begins right away.
“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.”
The decision was part of the Division I Council’s clarification of the academic integrity rules for member schools and student-athletes.
Although he wasn’t the first to do so, the topic became a hot-button issue when Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh popularized the trend this offseason by conducting practices during spring break in Florida. That led to Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and others wanting to follow in his footsteps.
We’ll brace for a Harbaugh tweet here pretty soon.