Miles confirmed the news on SEC Teleconference Thursday
By JAMES MORAN
Tiger Rag Associate Editor
Satellite camps were the topic de jure during the SEC West coaches teleconference on Thursday morning, with Arkansas coach Bret Bielema turning heads by repeatedly vowing to “go global” with his upcoming “Hog Wild Tour.”
Les Miles didn’t make any such claims of crisscrossing the globe to find football talent, with his stated top priority being to use to NCAA’s new rules to further lock down in-state talent to the north and south.
Miles, who said LSU is “still nailing down the details,” confirmed plans to host a satellite camp in the Shreveport area as well as two separate camps in New Orleans. He characterized one as a youth camp while the other, which would be run in conjuncture with the Saints, catering to ‘high-school age’ athletes.
“The first thing we wanted to do is service the football community in this state,” Miles said. “We want to maintain our presence in the state of Louisiana. You know, turn to the north and turn to the south, and say when we can, ‘When the rules permit, we’re going to come to you.’”
Miles went on to mention LSU had plans to hold spring practices at both sites, but NCAA rules at the time prevented taking the practices off campus.