First, a primer from SB Nation. Here's everything to know about satellite camps, college football's current official controversy. This has been the topic du jour (topic du year?) as certain schools and conferences have attempted to milk them for all they're worth and others have attempted to get them banned altogether. The NCAA banned, then un-banned them. And now they're here. That means a very, very busy month ahead of football coaches everywhere, including Missouri's.
The Trib, from May 5: MU coaches to tour Texas and Southeast at summer satellite camps
Missouri will host camps for prospects June 1 and June 9 at Memorial Stadium. Additionally, MU coaches will be at satellite camps June 5 at Kirkwood High School near St. Louis and June 7 at Park Hill High School in Kansas City.
Missouri held camps in Kansas City and St. Louis during its Big 12 days, but the SEC had prohibited its coaches from working camps more than 50 miles from their campuses. It rescinded that rule this year.
"We’ve got the opportunity now to go outside and put our camp and our brand in some other places," Odom said.
In the first two weeks of June, Missouri coaches are committed to attending at least a dozen camps outside Columbia, including a stop June 5 at Kirkwood High School. [...]
Mizzou will hold a similar one-day camp June 7 at Kansas City’s Park Hill High School, and two "elite prospect" camps in Columbia on June 1 and June 9.
The end of the satellite camp ban for Southeastern Conference schools comes at a good time for Odom, who is trying to build his reputation in key recruiting areas.
"I’m looking forward to it as a head coach and being on the road, since we don’t have that luxury in the spring evaluation," Odom said. "We’re going to use this opportunity, and it will be a great benefit for us."
That's something just about every day from June 1 to June 9, plus, I believe, events later in the month. So basically, at this point, the college football coach's calendar is now completely occupied aside from, like, a week in February, a couple of weeks in May, and a couple of weeks in July. But I guess they're pretty well-compensated for all of that...
My guess is that at some point in the future, we'll end up with some sort of cap placed on the number of events a school or single coach can participate in. Right now, however, it's the wild west.