Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher had no plans to hold satellite camps even if they weren’t banned

Jimbo Fisher is not surprised the NCAA has banned satellite camps (247Sports)

Jimbo Fisher is not surprised the NCAA has banned satellite camps (247Sports) The NCAA has banned schools from conducting satellite camps, but even if it hadn’t, Jimbo Fisher said he would not have started taking his staff on the road.

The NCAA has banned schools from conducting satellite camps, but even if it hadn’t, Jimbo Fisher told me before Saturday’s spring game he had no plans to hold a satellite camp even if the practice was not outlawed on Friday.

“Coaches already spend too much time away from their families,” he said and was not going to cut into that time, especially at a time of the year when they are able to be home and are getting recharged for the season.

Still, Fisher never complained about coaches crisscrossing the country for camps or Michigan holding a week of spring practices in Bradenton. But he said following the spring game that he was not surprised the NCAA took action.

“If that’s the rule (and) you want to go do it, go do it,” Fisher said. “But I just think it’s opened up Pandora’s box. It’s probably a good thing.”

While Michigan, Ohio State and other Big Ten schools had plans to hold satellite camps this summer, the ACC and SEC already had banned their coaches from working camps outside of a 50-mile radius from their campus. The SEC, though, was prepared to strike the rule and allow satellite camps had the NCAA not made its decision to ban them. Schools like Texas A&M and LSU already had a schedule for satellite camps in the works.

The Big Ten was the only Power 5 conference in favor of satellite camps, according to ESPN.

The rule now requires FBS programs to conduct all clinics at their facilities or facilities regularly used for practice. Fisher has regularly held camps at FSU and this year is no different with two scheduled; June 15-17 (followed with a 7-on-7/lineman camp on the 18th) and July 19-21.

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