CloseImage 1 of 1 LSU interim head coach Ed Orgeron makes a call from the sidelines during the third quarter of an NCAA football game against Texas A&M at Kyle Field on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, in Houston. LSU interim head coach Ed Orgeron makes a call from the sidelines during the third quarter of an NCAA football game against Texas A&M at Kyle Field on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, in Houston. Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle Belhaven coach reported LSU's Orgeron to NCAA for blocking camps involving UT 1 / 1 Back to Gallery
LSU coach Ed Orgeron continues to deal with the fallout from his successful efforts to shutter several Louisiana-based football camps that would have included out-of-state programs.
Last week Orgeron reportedly pressured three separate venues into not letting Division III Belhaven University host camps with Texas, Houston, and Cornell.
Southeastern Louisiana has also caved to outside pressure, cancelling camps that would have included UT, Texas A&M, Houston, and Arkansas; Michigan was blocked from attending a camp hosted by Tulane.
"Every coach we talked to wanted to have us, but they weren't saying it openly because they are afraid of LSU," Mumme said Thursday on Birmingham’s 99.1 The Game. "They all wanted us to come.
“I've turned (LSU) into the NCAA. The NCAA needs to go down there and look at that. I don't see how a public figure at an SEC school can basically extort people into not using their facilities for the public good."
Orgeron’s plea for help will likely go unanswered.
LSU senior associate athletic director Bo Bahnsen said he does not believe the school has done anything worthy of punishment.
"I do not see anything where there was any violation of any NCAA rule that would prohibit us from talking to other schools about working their satellite camps," Bahnsen told The Advocate on Thursday.
Mumme doesn’t seem willing to give up the fight, though.
“If you are the head coach at LSU, you should want the other kids in your state to have an opportunity,” Mumme told Sports Illustrated. “Ed needs to think about those kids that aren’t going to get a scholarship to LSU. I’ve been in the SEC as the coach of the (flagship) university of the state. You have show respect to those other kids as well."