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Oliver Luck expects NCAA to revisit satellite camp issue

Just when you thought you were out, they pull you back in.

Much to the chagrin of Jim Harbaugh, the Big Ten and numerous other non-SEC head coaches across the country, the NCAA announced last week that they have barred the controversial practice of satellite camps. While effective immediately, the ruling is not officially official, however, at least until the NCAA’s Board of Governors meet next week.

It had been speculated that, given the growing outcry over the ban, the ruling would be revisited. According to former West Virginia athletic director and current NCAA official Oliver Luck -- and after defending the initial decision -- that’s precisely what The Association plans to do.

Oliver Luck at a speaking engagement in NE Ohio this morning said he expects the satellite camp rule to be revisited.

— Zac Jackson (@AkronJackson) April 18, 2016

@Mark__Snyder no. He very much defended the NCAA then at the end of his answer said he expects it will be revisited

— Zac Jackson (@AkronJackson) April 18, 2016

Should the NCAA affirm the ban, its main proponent said he and his boss have an unspecified course of action in the works.

“We’re all looking at that. I do agree that there are a lot of coaches, most all coaches, there’s always an urgency to help the youngsters and their own programs. And in this case, the spirit of football,” Harbaugh said shortly after the ban was announced. “I’m taking those words from Warde Manuel, our athletic director. I thought he framed it extremely well when he talked on the subject. I think it’s a good message for everybody here in our athletic department and our sport here at the University of Michigan.

“We’re going to continue to put more thought into it and have a course of action. But (I’m) proud that he’s taken the lead on that topic. We believe here it’s beneficial. ... There’s always an urgency, in my mind, to help kids and our program and in this case the sport of football.”