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Red-White Spring Game, 4.11.15 (copy)

Mike Riley confirmed Friday that his staff has its satellite camp schedule mapped out.

"It's actually pretty diverse," he said of the ground NU coaches will cover.

Riley told the Journal Star in a phone interview that his staff will be present at satellite camps in Atlanta (June 15), Miami (June 16th), Houston (June 17th), Dallas (June 18th) and Los Angeles/Santa Monica (June 19th).

Satellite camps have sort of been the buzz topic of the last month or two, with coaches in the southeastern part of the country miffed at Big Ten schools like Nebraska finding partnerships that allow them to assist with camps in the region.

WHat does Riley make of all the noise about the subject?

"When you look at it, everybody kind of naturally has an opinion based on their own situation," he said. "Generally, if you're in a part of the country that is fairly condensed ... a lot of prospects with a couple hundred-mile radius, you probably don't care about satellite camps. If you're in a metropolitan area like USC, you may not necessarily be a big fan. If you're in an area where it's not that easy for kids to get to, which might be a lot of the Big Ten, and might be a lot of the northern part of the Pac-12 conference like I was at Oregon State, then you might be in favor of satellite camps.

"Because a big deal is you kind of get to spread your teaching and instruction to other places, and then residually kids get to work with you and you get to work with them. It's probably obviously a recruiting tool, but it's also, I think as much as anything it's important to spread the message of what you teach in football, and what you're trying to do as your approach to the program at the University of Nebraska."

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