And the escalation involving the dueling satellite camps in New Jersey on Wednesday continues.
According to NJ Advance Media, operations staff arrived at Paramus Catholic on Wednesday morning to find Rutgers magnets across the fields, a teddy bear and Rutgers paper packets on the 50-yard line. Paramus president James Vail called the actions vandalism.
Paramus Catholic is scheduled to host 650 players Wednesday evening as part of a satellite camp run by the Michigan football staff. Meanwhile, at roughly the same time, the staffs from Rutgers, Ohio State and Temple will hold a camp at Fairleigh Dickinson, also for about 650 players.
The Michigan camp was announced first before Rutgers responded. New Rutgers coach Chris Ash is a former assistant to Urban Meyer at Ohio State and is using Meyer’s star power to help attract players to their camp. The situation also has led to New Jersey high school coaches taking sides in terms of which camp they have urged their players to attend.
Police were called in to investigate. Paramus Catholic already intended a heavy security presence at the camp.
“Some people have fermented the situation to this point, raising the level of emotion and vitriol that results in a situation like this,” Paramus president James Vail told NJ Advance Media. “This is not the first time we’ve been the target of threats in recent weeks. I’m not at liberty to say what because those things are a police matter now. It’s sad, really.”
Reporters for NJ Advance Media received an email at 2:51 am from a group that identified itself as the ”Order of Bulls Blood” and took credit. The email contained photos from Paramus Catholic’s field.
“We have had enough of Michigan. Fence the Garden was brought forth because of Mr. Harbaugh, and us Scarlet Knights are ready to protect our state. We R battle ready.
Tonight sparked the beginning of the end for Wolverine Football, and no longer will they return to their former glory. The Curse of The Bambino reigned for 86 years, Michigan’s will last for 28.”
The order of the Bulls Blood is believed to be Rutgers’ oldest secret society and dates back to 1894, a date that also was included in the email.
As for Habaugh’s response: