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Before NCAA ban, Harbaugh’s satellite camp plans were ridiculous.
ANN ARBOR, MI - APRIL 01: during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 1, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

Thirty.

That’s how many satellite camps Jim Harbaugh wanted to hold before the NCAA struck down the camps in a ruling on Friday.

Harbaugh, of course, was the impetus for the ruling. Harbaugh was using the camps as a recruiting opportunity, as he was inching more and more in SEC territory. Eventually, the SEC and the ACC were growing tired of Harbaugh’s growing act, forcing the NCAA to ban the camps.

However, before the ban, 247Sports says that Harbaugh was planning to hold as many as 30 satellite camps over the summer.

247Sports is told Michigan had 30 camps lined up, they were going to split groups and sometimes do two a day. Stops would have included North Florida, South Florida, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, Alabama, South Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey, Mississippi, Tennessee, Ohio, Maryland and Connecticut.

It’s a shame that recruits won’t have the camps any more, but this ruling is likely for the better. If Harbaugh was going to hold that many, it wouldn’t be long before all of the FBS coaches were holding as many. Eventually, the practices likely would have become a giant mess for NCAA regulators.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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