Arizona’s Rich Rodriguez: NCAA’s satellite camp ban ‘silly’

Tuesday April 19th, 2016

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Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez is the latest coach to voice his displeasure with the NCAA’s ruling that satellite camps will be banned moving forward, according to the Arizona Daily Star

“I don’t know how that rule passed so quickly,” Rodriguez said. “I understand if we table it and look at it for a year, but to table it because a few SEC or ACC schools don’t want to have it is not fair to a lot of coaches, a lot of programs and more importantly to the student athletes.”

Though the ban found its biggest supporter in the SEC, the ACC, Pac-12 and Big 12 all voted in favor. 

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The ban came after Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh held and planned to hold camps throughout the South. According to the Daily Star, Arizona had camps scheduled for location in Arizona, California and Hawaii this summer. 

“I don’t see how it’s that detrimental to the game of college football so we use them. If they say you can’t use them, it’s not as if it’s the end of the world for us,” Rodriguez said. “But I think it’s been overwhelmingly positive at helping student athletes that would maybe not get a look and now they’d get an opportunity to show themselves and get a scholarship.

“If it's been overwhelmingly more good than bad, they shouldn’t change the rules. A few squeaky wheels got the thing changed that quickly? I think it’s silly and disingenuous.”

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