Franklin: Satellite camps idea came from other coaches

Written by The Associated Press | May 21, 2015 1:46 AM

Photo by AP Photo/Bill Kostroun

(New York) -- Penn State coach James Franklin wants to make something clear when it comes to the debate about satellite camps: He stole the idea.

Franklin sparked a controversy last year when he and his staff guest coached at Georgia State camp in Atlanta.

Southeastern Conference coaches bristled because SEC rules prohibit them from doing something similar.

Notre Dame, Ohio State and Michigan have since done satellite camps.

The SEC now wants the NCAA to ban them.

Franklin says when he was at Vanderbilt, a coach who was new to the SEC suggested holding satellite camps, not realizing they were prohibited.

When Franklin moved to Penn State, another Big Ten coach talked about doing satellite camps, which motivated him to hold them with the Nittany Lions.

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