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Stanford head coach David Shaw drew controversy over his comment that it doesn't make sense for him to hold a satellite camp "where there might be one person in the entire state that's eligible to get into Stanford."

By SI Wire
April 11, 2016

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Stanford head coach David Shaw weighed in on the debate over satellite camps with a comment that is drawing controversy.

When asked his opinion about the NCAA’s recent ban on the camps, Shaw told SBNation.com the ban didn't matter to him because of his school's high admissions standards.

“I’m great with whatever college football says, because it doesn’t affect us,” Shaw said. “It doesn’t make sense for us to go hold a camp some place where there might be one person in the entire state that’s eligible to get into Stanford.”

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Shaw’s comment comes in the wake of the approved proposal from Friday that will require schools to conduct football camps and clinics only at their own facilities.

The SEC pushed for the rule in response to Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh’s spring practices and satellite camps. Harbaugh went on a "Summer Swarm" tour last year that took him to camps in seven states, and he was supposed to coach at various football camps around the country again this summer.

The NCAA changes are effective immediately.

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