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Stanford Football Coach Destroys SEC Country’s Academics

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Stanford football coach David Shaw isn’t shy about the fact that he thinks lots of football recruits from the South are pretty dumb.

Shaw made some pretty harsh comments Monday night about the NCAA banning satellite camps.

“I’m great with whatever college football says, because it doesn’t affect us,” Shaw told the Cardinal blog Rule of Tree. “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.” (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Sexiest College Cheerleaders)

The numbers don’t do any favors for somebody trying to defend the SEC area recruits and schools. The most recent graduation rates from the NCAA of SEC football players, who are mostly from the South, is absolutely atrocious, with only Vanderbilt graduating more than 70 percent of its players.

Stanford has plenty of data backing up Shaw’s point, considering its graduation rate is above 90 percent, according to the NCAA.

Shaw isn’t the only coach to take comment on the NCAA’s decision to ban satellite camps after Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh’s very public use of them.

Washington State and fellow PAC-12 coach Mike Leach said in part, “Look at it this way, in our case, Los Angeles, in south central LA, there are going to be kids, UCLA is going to fill up not need somebody at this position, USC is going to fill up and not need somebody at this position — and then all of a sudden some kid is sitting there, I mean a quality kid who can play Pac-12 football. You don’t think it’s pretty important to that kid to have exposure to Washington State, Washington, Utah, Oregon State, Oregon, Arizona and Arizona State. You don’t think that means something to him?”

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