Six coaches lined up for UM's Aussie satellite camp

Tony Paul
The Detroit News
Michigan punter Blake O'Neill

A whopping six coaches will attend Michigan's satellite-camp stop in Australia on June 3, though which ones hasn't been decided yet.

Nathan Chapman, of Prokick Australia which will host the event in Monbulk, located in Metro Melbourne, said the idea has been "brewing for a while."

Finally, this week, coach Jim Harbaugh pulled the trigger.

"Coach H decided to get the coaches to keep flying and come to see us in Australia," Chapman said in an email to The Detroit News.

"Coach H was a man of his word and said, 'Yeah, OK, let's do it.'"

Michigan has around 30 scheduled stops on its camp tour next month, and could be adding stops in Samoa and Hawaii, a source told The News on Wednesday.

The Wolverines got great contributions from an Australian player this past season, punter Blake O'Neill.

But it isn't just kickers that the Australian camp is for, Chapman said.

"There have been a number of Division I players that play on the line that are from Australia," Chapman said.

"Why not be the first to come see the new breed?"

The camp is open to all positions, and costs $65.


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