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• Delaney dismisses satellite camp issue as SEC protects turf | AP via the Fresno Bee

We wrote last week about Michigan’s Summer Swarm Tour with head football coach Jim Harbaugh and staff attending several high school camps across the nation this summer. The tour will include two stops in Texas. Now the SEC says if satellite camps aren’t stopped, they’ll be doing the same soon.


Associated Press college football writer Ralph D. Russo spoke to Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney, who does not seem to have an issue with the camps.

“Coaches coaching at camps doesn’t strike me as a bad practice,” Delany said Wednesday. “There are some practices that are out there that are legal that are far more objectionable.”

Read the full article at the Fresno Bee for more on this topic, which will likely continue to be speculated upon until the NCAA makes a ruling about guest coaching at other camps.

• The Ultimate Game | Texas Monthly

Brian D. Sweany of Texas Monthly waxes poetic about the sport all Texans love. He begins his feature, which appeared in the April issue, talking about Allen star quarterback Kyler Murray, but reminisces about his dreams of playing for Plano High as a kid.

Those mornings are fresh enough in my memory that I still bore my wife with stories about the catch I almost made or the tackle that stopped me short. I may not have worn the helmet, but I played the game and that was enough. I loved the sport the way a Texan loves the land: you grow up with it, and you can’t imagine life without it.

Sweany’s story resonates with those of us that may not have been able to suit up on Friday nights, but loved football as kids, and still love the game now.

• Area high school coaches want to see Chad Morris, SMU succeed | Dallas Morning News

When Chad Morris was named the head coach at SMU, there was sure to be resounding applause at high school coaches offices all over Texas.

Aside from having one of their own make it to the top in Texas, EJ Holland of the Dallas Morning News says recruiting in Texas is another reason coaches in the state are happy after June Jones’ efforts in the school’s own backyard seemed to be lacking.

“From Day 1 when Chad stepped on SMU’s campus, he’s made it a point that they are going to recruit Texas,” McGuire said. “They’re going at it really hard.”

Dallas Adamson coach Josh Ragsdale added:

“I trust Chad Morris,” Ragsdale said. “I trust him as a man and what he teaches kids. That’s where I want my kids to be.”

For more on Morris, be sure to also read Adam Kramer’s feature over at Bleacher Report. It’s a long read but well worth it.

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Michael is the founder and editor of ProjectSpurs.com. He has a long history in journalism, sports and online media. Michael has been interviewed by the BBC, SportTalk, the Sports Reporters Radio Show, MemphisSportLive, OKC Sports Wrap and ESPN radio among others.

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