Jim Harbaugh rips NCAA for decision to outlaw satellite camps

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 2:35 PM

In an interview with SI. com on Tuesday, Harbaugh accused the NCAA of hypocrisy and compared college football'south power brokers to politicians from the smoke-filled room era.

Jim Harbaugh rips NCAA for decision to outlaw satellite camps

MI coach Jim Harbaugh'south much anticipated response to a new NCAA regulation banning satellite camps didn't disappoint.

In an interview with SI. com on Tuesday, Harbaugh accused the NCAA of hypocrisy and compared college football'south power brokers to politicians from the smoke-filled room era.

"The image that comes to my mind is guys in a back room smoking cigars, doing what they perceive is best for them," Harbaugh told SI. com. "It certainly isn't the best thing for the youngsters. It'south not the best thing for the student-athletes."

The new rule, introduced by the ACC and voted on by representatives from all ten Football Bowl Subdivision conferences latest Friday, bans college coaches from leaving their campus to partake in summer camps held for high school prospects. The so-called satellite camps were recruiting instruments used by many football programs, but Harbaugh became the events' poster baby by playing his the loudest and most frequently latest year during his first summer as Michigan's coach.

Schools from the SEC and ACC led the charge to get rid of these camps in recent months, saying that the summer months are a scarce opportunity for coaching staffs to spend time with their families. Both leagues had rules in space that prohibited their coaches from attending satellite camps, but were prepared to do far with those rules if the NCAA-wide ban had not passed.

"You've got a guy sitting in a large house, making $5 million a year, saying he doesn't wish to sacrifice his time," Harbaugh said. "That's not a kindred spirit to me. What most of these coaches are saying is they don't wish to work harder."

Harbaugh, along with many others, have argued that the camps were a benefit to prospective athletes who could showcase their abilities in front of visiting coaches who mightn't otherwise look them. These events were also a vital recruiting tool for smaller Grouping of Five program coaches, who attended bigger schools' camps in the summer to see for players among the large crowds they attracted.

Harbaugh called the regulation a "knee-jerk reaction" and called the NCAA incompetent for overlooking the benefits the camps allow to prospective players. He suggested that the NCAA should do far with the duration "student-athlete" if the men in power continued to act in their own interests instead of helping students.

He's distant from the only one upset by the regulation change. Northwestern'south Pat Fitzgerald, WA State'south Mike Leach and Penn State'south James Franklin, among others, have keep out similar messages in the past few days. Many former, current and future players have also spoken up, saying that the camps were valuable for them.

Former OH State quarterback Cardale Jones lashed out at the NCAA on multiple issues Monday and told ESPN'south Mike & Mike that the rant came from "seeing the ban of the satellite camps and just knowing how much the satellite camps did for me" and his former teammates.

A change. org petition started by the mother of a high-profile Detroit area high school prospect had more than 11.000 digital signatures as of eight p. m. Tuesday night. The petition asked NCAA'south Board of Directors to overturn the new rule.

The board will meet at the finish of April and will have the option to approve or reject the new regulation established by the conferences' vote.

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