LAFAYETTE — Tulane is keeping things Louisiana with its satellite camps, and LSU is happy about that.
The Green Wave will host Tigers coaches for a football camp June 16, the school announced Monday. Tulane plans to cancel its satellite camp with Michigan originally scheduled for June 9, a source confirmed to The Advocate.
Coach Ed Orgeron is prepared to bring his entire staff to Yulman Stadium for the camp, he said Monday at a Tiger Tour event.
“I’m very excited. I’m grateful for Tulane (and head) coach Willie Fritz for inviting us, for protecting the great state of Louisiana,” Orgeron said. “(We’re) going into the city of New Orleans, going to bring all of our coaches there. Going to be a lot of prospects.”
Satellite camps have been a hot topic, spurred by coach Jim Harbaugh and Michigan’s monthlong tours across the United States last summer. The NCAA cracked down this spring, restricting the number of satellite-camp days from 30 to 10.
The Green Wave announced its camp with Michigan earlier this spring for June 9, but the Wolverines double-booked that date. Their coaches were also scheduled to join a camp at Tennessee State in Nashville.
A tiff arose last summer between LSU and Tulane. Then-LSU coach Les Miles took subtle shots at the Green Wave for hosting Texas A&M, LSU’s Southeastern Conference Western Division rival, at one of its New Orleans camps. Miles did not invite Tulane to LSU’s on-campus camps.
What role Orgeron and the Tigers played in Tulane’s change this year is unclear. Orgeron said all in-state universities are invited to LSU’s June camps, scheduled for June 3 (linemen), June 4 (skill positions), June 8-9 (youth camp and kicking camp), June 22-24 (all positions) and June 17 (7-on-7 and linemen).
“I just want everybody to stay in the state of Louisiana," Orgeron said, "stay together and stay bonded."