Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh on Tuesday finally spoke out against the NCAA’s ban on satellite camps, which many perceived as a direct attack on Harbaugh.
“It seems to be outrage by the SEC and ACC,” Harbaugh told Sports Illustrated’s Campus Rush. “They power-brokered that out … the image that comes to my mind is guys in a back room smoking cigars, doing what they perceive is best for them. It certainly isn’t the best thing for the youngsters. It’s not the best thing for the student-athletes.” (RELATED: Stanford Football Coach Destroys SEC Country’s Academics)
The former 49ers coach apparently seems much more concerned about the students-athletes in America than SEC coaches and the NCAA. (SLIDESHOW: Prepare For The NHL Playoffs With A Hot Blonde Bombshell NHL Wife)
“The incompetence of the NCAA has reared its ugly head yet again,” Harbaugh said.
“During the NCAA basketball tournament we discuss the term ‘student-athlete’ ad nauseam in promoting our governing institution and our member institutions. Then, when we have an opportunity to truly promote the ‘student-athlete’ with a concept shared by educators and football men from all backgrounds, our leadership goes into hiding. I suggest we drop the term ‘student-athlete’ for consistency,” he added. (SLIDESHOW: Celebrate The Return Of Baseball With Beautiful Women Who Love Baseball Players)
The plan to murder satellite camps, which typically are held in the South, was supported by SEC and ACC coaches and administrators. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze indicated that satellite camps weren’t fair because it would require him to be away from his family. (SLIDESHOW: These Sexy Female Celebrities All Dated Or Married Big Time Athletes)
Harbaugh is not a fan of the lazy work ethic of SEC coaches, either.
“You’ve got a guy sitting in a big house, making $5 million a year, saying he does not want to sacrifice his time. That is not a kindred spirit to me. What most of these coaches are saying is they don’t want to work harder,” he said.