DALLAS – The satellite camp issue, thought to be dead last week, has risen back up already with two developments: NCAA executive Oliver Luck said the ban would be revisited, and Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said his representative voted the wrong way.
So maybe this will still be an issue when the SEC holds its meetings a little over a month from now in Destin, Fla.
Amidst all this, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart was asked by a fan on Tuesday night, at the UGA in Dallas event, if he planned to schedule a game against “that coach up north in Michigan.”
Smart never responded to Harbaugh’s broadside, and sought to play down the whole thing on Tuesday. At first he responded to the fan’s question by pointing out that he doesn’t handle scheduling. But then Smart addressed the whole Harbaugh brouhaha.
“That whole thing got so overblown,” Smart said. “Because he and I, he and staff members from his staff had communicated. That’s a big deal to the media, big deal to you guys. But in the coaching profession we’re a bit more light-hearted about it.”
It would appear that Smart can thank Harbaugh, and not the media or fans, for it becoming a story. It was Harbaugh, after all, who sent the tweet. But it’s also true that Smart’s original comments were rather tame, and Harbaugh’s umbrage seemed unwarranted.