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Wyoming staff taking advantage of satellite camp possibilities

Coach Craig Bohl and his Wyoming staff will be helping out at a satellite camp down in Oklahoma City hosted by Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

The University of Wyoming coaching staff will be taking part in helping coach and instruct during a June 18th individual camp hosted by head coach Matt Walter and Northwestern Oklahoma State University.  The camp will take place in Oklahoma City on the campus of  Bishop McGuinness high school with a 12:30 PM check-in and the camp following from 1:30 PM till 4:35 PM.  This is one of 3 individual camps being put on by the Ranger staff this summer.  NWOSU - Oklahoma City individual camp info

The idea of college coaches from respective universities visiting a satellite camp comes from taking advantage of an NCAA loophole that prohibits schools from hosting football camps more than 50 miles away from its campus. However, the rule says nothing about attending camps as guests.

Many college football fans have already heard of the drama between the Big Ten Conference and Southeastern Conference.  When Penn State head coach James Franklin found out about the loophole, he was the first to take advantage of the opportunity.  Since then there have been many universities that have taken advantage of the possibility.  One of the more visible has been Jim Harbaugh, head coach at Michigan.  Michigan plans to take part in what they call their "Summer Swarm" of 9 individual camps across Big Ten and even into SEC country with a stop in Prattville, Alabama.  Prattville is only about 90 miles from the University of Alabama campus.

Because of NCAA rules, coach Bohl and his staff have to follow a strict protocol: No autographs, no posed photos with prospects or their families and no comments to the media from the coach or his staff.   Some staffs have included a staff member from the compliance department to ensure the rules were followed and to reiterate them to the media.

This camp will give the Wyoming coaching staff the chance to coach up prospective high school athletes that they normally may not get on their Laramie, Wyoming campus.  The opportunity to get more prospects front in center of the Wyoming coaching staff for evaluation from such states of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, etc. is big when it comes to recruiting.  Though it does help recruiting, the number one objective of the Cowboy coaching staff is helping the NWOSU Ranger coaching staff run a individual camp that will begin with instruction and combine style drills, and will conclude with position specific drills and competitions.