Monday, April 11, 2016

Mississippi St. Head Coach Dan Mullen Defends New NCAA Satellite Camp Ban.

Dan Mullen. Image via Bleacher Report. 

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen has chimed in about the NCAA's still-controversial decision to ban member schools from holding off-campus satellite camps similar to ones held by Michigan in 2015.

Mullen defended the move sought by the SEC, which already had a similar in conference ban in an interview with The Jackson Clarion-Ledger.

“I think everybody in the SEC as a league we thought we were against that,” Mullen said. “I think it opens a pandora’s box out there.”

Mullen cited concerns with the level of compliance at satellite camps as one of the reasons for supporting the ban, comparing it to the level of compliance on-campus. 

“Are they flying their whole compliance office to these camps, making sure things are done right?” Mullen said. “ All that. Our compliance guys are at practice here. And budgetary, (the NCAA's decision) made sense to me."

Mullen also stated his belief that prospects benefit more from "the experience of being on a college campus" then they would at a satellite camp. 

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