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Big Ten Commish Fires Back At Those Criticizing Satellite Camps

Satellite camps are all the rage these days - and nearly every college football coach and athletic director in the country seems to have an opinion on them, one way or another. The main issue? The NCAA has rules against programs hosting recruiting camps more than 50 miles away from their campuses, but some schools have found a loophole, sending their coaches to serve as "guests" at other's camps. The ACC and SEC have rules against such a practice, but the Big Ten and the Big 12 don't. So as you'd imagine, some coaches are upset that their colleagues are awarded an advantage they aren't.

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, however, doesn't see any issue with it. In response to those questioning the practices of Jim Harbaugh, James Franklin, Urban Meyer and others, Delany mentioned that while he's certainly willing to discuss it, he thinks it's just one of a number of practices that needs to be looked at. One of his examples was "flipping recruits."

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It certainly would be beneficial if all of the conferences operated under the same rules, but it's not as-if that's a new argument. 

This won't be the last we hear regarding this topic - it's going to be a point of contention until the playing field is leveled in some way. We'll keep you updated.