Nick Saban Lays Out the Issues with Satellite Camps [VIDEO]
Alabama head coach Nick Saban clearly doesn't support satellite camps in college football. He's made that clear since Jim Harbaugh and Michigan began the trend last summer, and now he's reinforced his views despite the NCAA's decision to allow them.
Speaking at the SEC meetings in Destin, Saban spoke strongly against the camps and the issues they create for the sport.
"This is the wild, wild west at its best because there's been no specific guidelines relative to how we're managing and controlling this stuff," Saban said.
He made the comparison to AAU basketball, where event organizers and promoters can act as a representative of a prospect in the eyes of the NCAA because they are running a camp, and a coach could commit a violation without having any idea who he was speaking to. Instead of dealing directly with high school coaches for recruiting, college coaches now have to take part in these camps and work with whoever is in charge.
Saban again argued for the need to have someone overseeing the best interest of the sport, rather than worrying about a decision affects individual conferences or schools. He's already supported the creation of a college football commissioner, and these points back up that position even further.
You can listen to his latest rant about college football in the video above, and see what he's said before about satellite camps in the video below.