How Michigan lost a satellite camp in New Orleans, a Next Generation trip to New Jersey, and more
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Today is Friday, May 19, 2017, and here’s your Breakfast of Victors …
Michigan football coaches are expected to start their tour of 10 summer camps in two weeks when they split time June 2 between Mercer University in Macon, Ga., and John Carroll in Cleveland. We say “expected” because Michigan hasn’t announced an official schedule of camps it plans to attend, although other colleges that have invited the Wolverines staff have let it be known via Twitter and other outlets.
One place Michigan was supposed to go to was Tulane in New Orleans on June 9, but that has changed. Instead, it will be LSU going to the camp. How that happened is the subject of a story by Sports Illustrated, and Michigan isn’t the only program that has been disinvited from camps.
How did Texas, A&M and Michigan lose satellite camp invites in Louisiana? Start with LSU and political football. https://t.co/uyQY36Qdzs
— Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) May 18, 2017
The 10-camp maximum rule has been referred to as the “Jim Harbaugh rule” after Harbaugh and his staff attended and worked 40 camps last year. That angered and worried many coaches, particularly those in the South, so new legislation was pushed through and approved by the NCAA this year.
Harbaugh was interviewed for the story and said: “It’s definitely a strategy by several football factories to prevent competitors on their turf, the kids be darned.”
Next Generation hits New Jersey
Rachel Lenzi went to Paramus, N.J., on Thursday to visit with 2017 Michigan linebacker signee Drew Singleton for Land of 10’s Next Generation series. Singleton missed all but one game last season because of an ACL injury in his left knee, but that setback has only fueled him.
Be sure to check out Rachel’s Next Generation profile of offensive lineman Chuck Filiaga when it is posted on Land of 10 later on Friday.
- The Wolverines baseball team lost at Michigan State on Thursday but got good news with the return of second baseman Ako Thomas.
- Michigan had five players named to the all-region softball team. The Wolverines begin NCAA regional play Friday night in Seattle against Fresno State.
- The NCAA tennis round of 16 starts Friday on the campus of the University of Georgia. No. 10 seed Michigan takes on No. 7 Stanford.
- Penn State won the Big Ten football title last season but didn’t go to the College Football Playoff. It wasn’t the fault of Ohio State, says Penn State AD Sandy Barbour.
- The Michigan Board of Regents gave the go-ahead Thursday on a $14.8 million performance center at Schembechler Hall.
Correction: Michigan linebacker signee Drew Singleton’s last name was misspelled in the original post. Land of 10 regrets the error.