WATCH: Harbaugh on NCAA: "We're gonna fight"

Posted at 9:30 PM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-15 10:53:55-04

Jim Harbaugh is just beginning his crusade to make right what he believe has been a major wrong.

Since the NCAA passed a vote to ban satellite camps, players and coaches have spoken out to support the idea of camps as an opportunity for exposure.

"We're gonna fight," he told WXYZ on Thursday night. He was steadfast in saying the fight isn't over.

"It's not gonna die there," Harbaugh said.

With leadership within the SEC and ACC speaking out against Michigan's recruiting methods, the NCAA stepped in and voted to end satellite camps. A vote from the board of directors will be the next step in the process.

As for those who have opposed the satellite camps?

"Deep down, they know it. Deep down, in their heart, they know what's right," Harbaugh said.

"The truth never hurt anybody."

In addition to players and coaches, Harbaugh said he has also received the support of the University of Michigan's leadership.

"Our athletic director, Warde Manuel, talked about. He's a good man, a smart man. He's gonna lead the way. I'm proud our university is taking a stand. I think you'll see that," Harbaugh said.

He said the vote to restrict coaches from traveling outside their natural area caught him off guard. 

"It was a surprise, because it's already something that's been established. This has already been (going on) for decades," he said.

Harbaugh was in Detroit at the Horatio Williams Foundation to host a coaching clinic for PSL coaches.


Brad Galli is a sports anchor and reporter at WXYZ Detroit. Follow Brad on Twitter @BradGalli