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Auburn going to participate in ‘very few’ satellite camps

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, pictured at a Birmingham Bowl press conference, discussed satellite camps again in Atlanta Tuesday night.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, pictured at a Birmingham Bowl press conference, discussed satellite camps again in Atlanta Tuesday night. mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn’s opinion on satellite camps is taking shape as his 2016 Tiger Trek winds down.

When he started the tour, Malzahn was careful not to take anything off the table whether it was travelling out of the region for camps or partnering with smaller school to host camps (on or off campus).

He also said he wanted to see how other schools in the SEC approached scheduling camps.

Malzahn’s tone was a little different Tuesday night at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

“Not any final decisions, but we will do very few (camps), we are wanting to get guys to our campus, I think that’s very important, ” Malzahn said. “At the same time I want my coaches around our players too, be there in the office not just travelling the world.”

As for Auburn’s rivals?

“I’m going to do what’s best for Auburn, that’s really the only way I’m looking at it,” Malzahn said.

Auburn hasn’t officially announced any of its satellite camp plans, but three camps have the Tigers staff listed as participants.

Mercer College, a FCS program in Macon, Georgia, has Auburn listed as a special guest for its camp on June 3 and 4 with fellow SEC schools including Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (June 3) and the Minority Coaches Association of Georgia's Football Academy (June 9 and 10) also have Auburn included on their guest list.

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