Atlanta Satellite Camp Round Up

Submitted by Blueblood2991 on June 2nd, 2016 at 5:36 PM

I've been watching updates on twitter throughout the day. Any hint of football in June is awesome to me.

Some details so far:

-Kirby Smart showed up late. Harbaugh was 15 minutes early and took control from the beginning. Smart was reportedly on his phone the majority of the time, while Harbaugh coached. Smart left an hour before the camp ended to get to Athens for a Georgia camp. Pretty sure he was mostly there to observe. Left via helicopter. Can you imagine the outrage and FOIA requests if Harbaugh flew from Ann Arbor to Detroit by a private chopper?

-Harbaugh wore a Hank Aaron jersey. Could be a trend, considering he wore a Colts jersey yesterday. He met Aaron earlier in the day, and Hank showed up to the camp later and addressed the campers.  Short video embeded below. We have a new Michigan fan.

-Narduzzi was at the camp. He's either spying for D'Antoni or he's smart enough to learn from one of the greats.  Either way, the disrespect is strong.

-Came across a few short periscopes if anyone is interested to see a peak of what goes on during these camps. (Warning-vertical filming, try not to gouge your eyes out)

https://www.periscope.tv/w/1ZkKzlrdoqRJv

https://www.periscope.tv/w/1ynJOrRYYPZGR

Anyone else have any info? I'm sure we will get more details as more articles get written.

 

TL;DR = Our coach is better than yours.

 

 

Comments

M-Dog

June 2nd, 2016 at 6:41 PM ^

For a camp held in the heart of Georgia with the Georgia head coach as one of the headliners . . . I did not see much Georgia stuff.  

It was all Michigan stuff.

No wonder they're all just a little bit nervous.

Michigan is the real deal.  Frozen north and all.

A couple inches of snow can not hold back the irrepressible ball of solar fury that is Jim Harbaugh.

 

getsome

June 2nd, 2016 at 8:50 PM ^

Not sure if you're serious but doubtful he'd rock the jersey of an urban Meyer player when there's plenty of alternatives. If that's what jimbos doing, he's got plenty of options - hopefully Denard's jersey is high on the list

Brhino

June 2nd, 2016 at 5:49 PM ^

Not a good look for Smart, from what I've been reading.  Could be the michigan-leaning reporters are biased, but he comes off seeming like the teenage girl who got dragged along to her sibling's birthday party but desperately wants to be somewhere else.

stephenrjking

June 2nd, 2016 at 6:38 PM ^

Eh. Let the kids decide what to think about it. I think it's great that Harbaugh invites other coaches, even rivals, and that they come. Better for the kids, better for the mentality ("we're rivals, not enemies"), and doesn't hurt Michigan. Good for Smart for showing up. If he wasn't plugged in, well, perhaps there was stuff going on. He didn't have to come at all.

gopoohgo

June 3rd, 2016 at 8:47 AM ^

Kid with blue hair is Netori Johnson, #7 OG in the nation and a Georgia commit.

FWIW all 3 Georgia commits in attendance are now planning officials to Michigan this fall (per Allen Trieu in today's detnews.

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2016/06/03/trieu-recruits-check-michigan-early-camp-stops/85333890/

 

LDNfan

June 2nd, 2016 at 5:58 PM ^

Thank you for posting this...

Love the photo with Hank...a true legend.

Shameful on Kirby "happy as hell to be here" Smart's part...was a dumb idea to try to crowd Harbaugh in the first place..only to shirk his responsibility to the student-athletes. I'm sure some took note of the massive contrast between the two.  

Everyone Murders

June 2nd, 2016 at 5:59 PM ^

Harbaugh really brings it to these things.  It's hard to imagine that Kirby Smart, who seemed to be just passin' through, arranged for Aaron to be there.  Gotta put Hank's appearance in the Harbaugh column.

It's just great for those kids to have a memory of one of the best football coaches in history, together with one of the best baseball players in history. 

M-Dog

June 2nd, 2016 at 6:10 PM ^

Hank Aaron was a speaker at a conference I was at a few years ago.

He is a great story teller.  We tend to think of him as this reverent historical figure frozen in time because of the record, but the man was an old-school ballplayer.  

He tells hilarious stories about ballplayers just being ballplayers.  Doesn't matter whether it's AA ball or the World Series.

He's a kindred spirit to Harbaugh.  Authentic recognize authentic.

BlueCube

June 2nd, 2016 at 7:25 PM ^

I read somewhere today that his granddaughter attends Michigan although I'd be surprised if that wasn't more widely known if true. Harbaugh has connected with Aaron in the past and is a huge baseball fan. He was definitely there because of Harbaugh.

When I saw a picture of the helicopter and the one of Harbaugh with Aaron, the first thing that came to mind was Smart brought his helicopter and Harbaugh brought Hank Aaron. Total win for Harbaugh.

M-Dog

June 2nd, 2016 at 6:25 PM ^

Afterward, Jim spoke to the media for 10 media. Every TV station in the area was there.

Harbaugh is a news event.  

There are two schools on the mind of every college football fan: the local school . . . and Michigan.  Because of Jim Harbaugh. 

Every recruit sees this.