We’ve heard plenty this year about satellite camps and how SEC coaches aren’t happy that Big Ten coaches are coming into their recruiting territory. New Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has been at the center of this controversy, and Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen is the latest to voice his displeasure with Harbaugh’s camp tour of the South by taking a shot at the Michigan head coach — and really the state as a whole.
That’s cold, Dan. He continued on to say this.
“That’s our job as coaches,” Mullen said. “To promote the game and help young people learn how to be better football players, not just to go out and recruit.”
While Mullen isn’t wrong, Harbaugh going to camps in the South doesn’t mean he isn’t hosting things in Michigan — Harbaugh and a number of other Big Ten coaches were just at a camp up there this past weekend — and it doesn’t mean he isn’t helping players in the South get better. Recruiting is certainly an advantage of these camps — and really the reason to come to satellite camps — but when he shows up to camps in Alabama or Florida he and his staff are still working with players on the field.