It was Nick Saban‘s turn to make a move in his ongoing chess match with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh over satellite camps.
And it appears as though the defending national champion chose to use actions instead of words.
On Thursday, Harbaugh extended a week-long melodrama when he did not back down from his controversial tweet about the Crimson Tide football coach, instead choosing to call Saban’s comments at the SEC spring meetings “very hypocritical” during a media session following an appearance at a satellite camp in Georgia.
Fast forward to Friday, when St. Frances Academy football coach Henry Russell tweeted out that he was “excited to announce #Bama staff members will be attending” one of Harbaugh’s “Swarm Tour” camps in Baltimore, Maryland on Monday, June 6.
— Henry Russell (@SD_Hank) June 3, 2016
Russell did not elaborate on which Crimson Tide staff members would be in attendance.
The “Swarm Tour” concept was developed by Harbaugh last summer, with the idea of hosting camps to reach as many areas outside of Michigan as possible in a short period of time.
While it does seem like an oddly timed announcement to make just days before the event, there is a chance that the Crimson Tide staff was planning to attend this event prior to the recent verbal jousting between the two high-profile head coaches.
The skeptic will likely say that Saban’s staff planned trip to Baltimore actually has very little to do with the recruits they’ll get a chance to see on Monday.