Jim Harbaugh criticizes Nick Saban over satellite camp comments

Wednesday June 1st, 2016

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Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh criticized Alabama coach Nick Saban’s stance on satellite camps via his Twitter account on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, during the SEC’s spring meetings, Saban criticized the NCAA’s decision to overturn the Division I Council’s ban on satellite camps earlier this year. The camps have been a loaded issue during the spring, with Harbaugh at the center of the controversy after his numerous appearances at camps last summer. 

Saban called the camps “the Wild Wild West at its best,” bemoaning the lack of regulation over their use. Harbaugh fired back Tuesday night.

“‘Amazing’ to me- Alabama broke NCAA rules & now their HC is lecturing us on the possibility of rules being broken at camps. Truly ‘amazing,’” Harbaugh wrote on Twitter, likely referencing the firing of Alabama defensive line coach Bo Davis in April in the wake of recruiting violations allegations. 

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Harbaugh has been an open proponent of the camps, ripping the Division I Council’s decision to ban them before the NCAA’s overturning.

Alabama will have a coach present at a satellite camp at the Sound Mind Sound Body Football Academy’s camp on June 9 and 10 in Detroit and another camp on June 11 in Birmingham.

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