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Hal Mumme on Ed Orgeron: ‘I’ve turned him in to the NCAA’

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Hal Mumme isn’t pleased with LSU’s maneuvers to keep other schools’ camps out of Louisiana – and he says he’s turning Ed Orgeron in to the NCAA.

Mumme is the former Kentucky coach now in charge at Division III Belhaven, a school in Jackson, Mississippi. He said on the “Pat Smith Show” on ESPN 99.1 in Birmingham, Alabama that he’s “turned in” Orgeron over the recent moves that have seen coaches from out-of-state schools excluded from camps at Tulane and Southeastern Louisiana.

Earlier this week, Mumme called Orgeron “Paranoid Ed” after LSU apparently exerted pressure to keep some schools out of a camp Belhaven was hosting in Baton Rouge.

“I’ve turned him in to the NCAA,” Mumme said. “I think the NCAA needs to go in 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.”

Mumme, as SEC fans recall, wasn’t exactly in the good graces of the NCAA during his time at Kentucky. Mumme resigned in 2001 with the Wildcats’ program under investigation for recruiting violations, which eventually led to three years of probation and a postseason ban for 2002.

As to what NCAA rules Orgeron may have broken, LSU officials don’t seem concerned.

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,” LSU senior associate AD Bo Bahnsen, who oversees compliance, told The Baton Rouge Advocate on Thursday.

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