Mike Gundy didn’t get too upset when the NCAA Division I Council announced earlier this month a ban on satellite camps. That’s because the Oklahoma State head football coach still believed that the Cowboys coaching staff would be traveling to Texas for their annual tour of several cities with the coaching staff of Division III Mary-Hardin Baylor.
Gundy was right. On Thursday, the NCAA Division I Board of Directors voted to rescind the ban after college coaches, high school players and their families, and others claimed the rule would hurt prospects’ opportunities to earn scholarships.
Thus, the Oklahoma State coaching staff will once again join Mary-Hardin Baylor head coach Pete Fredenburg and his coaching staff from June 2-4 across Texas. Joining OSU and Mary-Hardin Baylor will be the coaching staffs from Arkansas State, Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Kansas State, Northwestern, Oregon State and Stephen F. Austin.
Camps will be held at Belton on June 2, in San Antonio and Houston on June 3, and in Tyler and Dallas on June 4.
As detailed in this story by Robert Allen written after the ban was announced on April 9, the Cowboys have benefitted from the satellite camps since Gundy took over as head coach in 2004.
Current players on the Oklahoma State roster attending these camps in recent years were starting cornerback Ramon Richards out of Brackenridge in the San Antonio area, starting center Brad Lundblade out of Liberty Christian in Argyle, backup tackle Matt Mucha out of Clear Lake near Houston, second-team corner Bryce Balous out of McKinney North, and incoming freshman offensive lineman Dylan Galloway out of Coppell.