University of Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh Brings Satellite Camp to Vegas

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University of Michigan football coach – Jim Harbaugh, along with his staff, made themselves ready to engage in an unprecedented 39 satellite camps June tour in 22 states.

As Australia and American Samoa and Alabama coach Nick Saban said uncomplimentary things about the largely unregulated camps for about turning college football into old-fashioned.

If things went that way, the Michigan coaching staff should feel morally good at home on Wednesday in Las Vegas, where the coaching staff will make a stop at Chaparral High School to attend the 2016 NV Showdown Football Camp.

But, coach Harbaugh is doubtful to be present at the camp, which is planned according to a schedule for 5 to 8 p.m. and the camp is exposed to the public.

Paul Nihipali, Dallas Cowboys coach, whose son-in-law – Tony Tuiti, the director of player personnel of Michigan Wolverines, expects the NCAA Division I – Michigan Wolverines to bring along Don Brown (defensive coordinator), Jedd Fisch (quarterbacks coach), Tim Drevno (offensive coordinator), and Jay Harbaugh (special teams coach and Jim’s son).

The football camp, which is  open to all students grades 9 to 12, is also expected to feature coaches from the BYU Cougars football team, Kansas State University Wildcats and Southern Utah Thunderbirds football team, among others.

Football players who wish to join the camp will cost them $45, and they can register at chaparralathletics.com or in person from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the school – 3850 Annie Oakley Drive in southeast Las Vegas.

Cowboys coach Nihipali claimed that there are already 120 registered players in the camp, which will feature a teaching and drills, however there will be no helmets or pads.

What are football satellite camps?

For those individuals who are unfamiliar with satellite camps, satellite camps allow college coaches to be off-campus clinics’ guest instructors – which is organized by high schools or small colleges.

Why are football satellite camps controversial?

According to the rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), it restricts institutions to host a football camp in June within 50 miles of their campus. But, there is no rule of NCAA that prohibit coaches from serving as a guest instructor at camps hosted by other schools beyond the 50 mile radius.

Michigan football coach Harbaugh wasn’t the first person to make full use of the loophole, but coach Harbaugh was the first to explore its limits. As Harbaugh went on a seven-state satellite camp tour in the heart of the Southeastern Conference country that Harbaugh called it the “Summer Swarm.” And the act of Harbaugh made many SEC and Atlantic Coast Conference teams extremely angry.

How do satellite camps benefit colleges?

Big schools can stretch out their brand and football coaches can witness prospective football players in person in recruiting ground, that would otherwise it will be restricted in June. While smaller schools can entice more players to their camps by having famous coaches on hand, as well as attracting some players to their programs.

How do high school players can benefit from satellite camps?

High school football players will have the opportunity to meet and be seen by college coaches. The players don’t need to spend money to travel far from their homes to attend camps at their dream schools. Underrated players also get a favorable time to prove themselves to coaches who might have not noticed them.

Rob Clark
 

SchoolCampus.org admin staff managing editor

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