Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has heard the complaints from other coaches who are unhappy that the Wolverines are holding satellite camps around the country, and he has an answer for them.
Earlier this week, Alabama coach Nick Saban called the idea of satellite camps "ridiculous," and ACC commissioner John Swofford recently said the conference will support a national rule banning football programs from hosting satellite camps outside of a 50-mile radius from its campus. The ACC and SEC already prohibit their schools from doing so, while the Big Ten does not.
Michigan recently announced its "Summer Swarm Tour 2015," which includes stops in Alabama, Texas, Florida and California. Last summer, fellow Big Ten school Penn State ran a series of satellite camps as well.
Harbaugh sneakily responded to the criticism on Friday by sending out a tweet inviting coaches from "every football playing college in America" to come help out at Michigan's "Exposure U" camp in June. He even put in a special line for coaches whose conferences would prohibit them from doing so:
"Where college coaches are restricted from working a camp outside of a 50-mile radius of their campus, we cordially invite your head football coach to be our keynote speaker."
Well played, Jim Harbaugh.
- Molly Geary