That’s not sitting well with Jim Harbaugh, who’s more committed to satellite camps than any coach in college football.
“It’s definitely a strategy by several football factories to prevent competitors on their turf, the kids be darned,” Harbaugh told Pete Thamel and Michael Rosenberg of Sports Illustrated.
Tulane told Michigan it was concerned that the Wolverines also had a camp in Tennessee scheduled for the same day, Thamel and Rosenberg report. If Harbaugh was not going to be in attendance in New Orleans, Tulane wanted to move in another direction.
After Tulane hadn’t gotten confirmation of Harbaugh’s presence by 7 p.m. the same day, the school rescinded the invitation, and five days later locked in LSU for the camp.
New Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron said, “Protecting the state of Louisiana is always going to be my job as the coach of LSU.”
While Tulane’s administration claims to have made the decision on its own, it’s not the only Louisiana school to cancel out-of-state partners for satellite camps. Southeastern Louisiana was slated to work with Arkansas, Houston, Texas, and Texas A&M in June, but those programs have been informed they are no longer welcome at camps in the state. LSU was quickly announced as the Aggies’ replacement.
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