The other thread on this topic focuses on SEC and Franklin seeming sketchy. However there are two items from the ESPN article that have not been highlighted. The first being that the Puntosaur is doing this in Lake Forest which is a northern suburb of Chicago and second that this topic has already made the rounds in Big Ten discussions.
"The Big Ten has discussed whether this should continue within the conference -- Iowa's coaches are heading to Chicago to work at Lake Forest College this summer -- but where’s the incentive to stop? Just working at these camps broadcasts your product to a large group of prospects (that you really want to impress) in a relatively foreign area."
The fact that this seems to be old news within the league (if the above is correct) and that guys like Ferentz are taking advantage of the rule, makes me change my opinion on the situation. Good for Franklin for getting after it, I guess my first impression was initially wrong about what he is doing. Secondly, WTF is our staff doing in this regard besides apparently nothing? Brady, what about one of these back in southern California? Mattison can't find a host college in Florida?
I definitely do not this staff to cheat or bend the rules. However, since we have not been tearing it up on the field the last few years, maybe it is time to take avantage of all options that are on the table like this one that is within the rules.