DESTIN, Fla. – Kirby Smart isn't sure yet if he'll be at a satellite camp with another head coach who took an online shot at his former boss.
As he was leaving the Hilton Sandestin Resort at this year's SEC league meetings, Smart said he still hadn't decided whether he'd attend Cedar Grove's satellite camp, scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m. Also attending the camp is Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, who took quite the jab at Alabama head coach Nick Saban.
On Tuesday, Saban expressed his displeasure for satellite camps, saying they only serve for recruiting and can prop up third-party promoters. Saban did go out of his way to say he didn't blame Harbaugh but that he believes satellite camps are bad for college football.
That didn't matter as Harbaugh responded strongly.
"Amazing" to me- Alabama broke NCAA rules & now their HC is lecturing us on the possibility of rules being broken at camps. Truly "amazing."— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) June 1, 2016
Smart, knowing there's a chance he'll be teaching recruits alongside Harbaugh, slyly deflected the question as to whether he saw what Michigan's head coach wrote about Saban.
"What tweet?" Smart said before flashing a sideways smile.
When asked if he's OK with sharing a camp with someone who went after his former boss, which included the last nine years at Alabama, Smart answered about as diplomatically as possible.
"You gotta do what you gotta do," Smart said.
Smart was the recipient of a mean tweet from Harbaugh back in February after the Georgia head coach expressed some concern at a Macon Touchdown Club event over teams setting up shop outside of campus, whether it be at satellite camps or for spring practice. Harbaugh responded on Twitter that Smart was "barking up the wrong tree" if he was insinuating that Michigan was trying to skirt any rules, which wasn't something Smart said.
Saban, for what it's worth, walked out of Wednesday's SEC coaches meeting and past a group of reporters who exchanged pleasantries with the five-time college football champion.
As he walked away, Saban turned to acknowledged the hot topic on everyone's mind.
"Got any controversy today?" he said.