Jim Harbaugh fires shots at Nick Saban, Alabama over satellite camps


Jim Harbaugh is firing off on Twitter again and it’s Alabama and Nick Saban in his crosshairs over the topic of satellite camps.

Satellite camps is the story that just won’t go away in college football.

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh brought to the forefront with his creative idea of bringing his team to IMG Academy in Florida for part of their spring practice and that ruffled the feathers of the ACC and SEC who saw him infringing on their geographic recruiting advantage.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban addressed the topic of satellite camps at the SEC Spring Meetings on Tuesday and thinks college football is in jeopardy of turning into the Wild Wild West.

“Anybody can have a camp now,” Saban said, via SEC Country. “If they have a prospect, they can have a camp and then you’re expected to go to that camp and then they can use you to promote their camp because Ohio State is coming, Alabama is coming, whoever else is coming. Somebody sponsors a camp, they pay them the money. What do they do with the money? And who makes sure the kid paid to go to the camp? I mean, this is the Wild Wild West at its best. There’s been no specific guidelines relative to how we’re managing and controlling this stuff. It’s happening outside our normal evaluation window, which means we’re taking time away from our players.”

It didn’t take very long for Harbaugh to have a response to Saban’s comments. You can see Harbaugh’s latest tweet that is sure to be retweeted a few thousand times by the end of the day below.

Harbaugh is opposed to new NCAA legislation that doesn’t allow coaches to travel to high school football camps around the country. He was a frequent visitor to several satellite camps last year, his first season as the coach of his alma mater, and was planning on that again this summer.

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