Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin: SEC preparing to host satellite camps
The SEC is hoping that its proposal to ban NCAA head coaches from “guest coaching” at satellite or recruiting camps will be passed this week at the Division I council meetings in Indianapolis, but the conference is ready to allow its coaches to hold their own camps if the proposal is not passed, according to ESPN.
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin spoke about the issue and said that he and other coaches in the conference are already planning camps outside of their traditional areas.
“Our commissioner (Greg Sankey) has spoken and said if it’s not revised or revoked, then we’re going to be able to do it,” Sumlin said.
“I know there are a number of SEC programs that are set and ready to go if it happens. We will have satellite camps outside of the state. We’re ready to go. They’re already on the calendar. We’ve got some tentative dates and locations set, so that if things go a certain way, we can be prepared to go. We’re not the only SEC team that’s doing that, too.”
Currently, the SEC and ACC are the only Power 5 conferences that don’t allow their coaches to work satellite camps.
Sumlin said that he has a camp planned for Louisiana, but decline to reveal the other areas he plans to guest coach.