January 12th, 2017 at 4:41 PM ^

He was an early enrollee and the player suspended before the season started by the school.  Urban complained saying he didn't feel that the school should suspend him like that.  

Gibson had talked about taking an upskirt shot of a study table tutor when the girl wasn't aware and sending it around it friend.  That was the reason for the suspension. 


January 12th, 2017 at 1:10 PM ^

Michigan has turn over too, but it is nice to see guys like Shane Morris stay till they get their degree because they love the school and they came to play school in addition to football.  When players are essentially fired/pushed out it makes a good argument for paying players. (Which I normally am opposed to beyond the stipend and tuition.)


January 13th, 2017 at 8:50 AM ^

Ohio State players are not students, they are mercenaries.

That's the biggest difference between Ohio State and Michigan.

Let's not kid ourselves, most Michigan players are not typical students . . . they take easy classes and they get lots of help.  But they are still students.

Ohio State does not even pretend.  It's just a place to hang out for the minimum amount of time until you can jump to the pros.  There is no connection to the school and therefore no loyalty.




January 12th, 2017 at 1:02 PM ^

Although he was not projected to play QB there, what is their QB depth chart looking like after JT?

I saw that they recruited a 5-11 kid out of Vegas.


January 12th, 2017 at 5:47 PM ^

Yes, Torrance Gibson was suspended for a whole year on a university level. Gibson's infraction was never publicized, but the coaches were not happy about it. As for the infraction? Nothing was ever confirmed, but IF the rumor on campus were true then Gibson got caught plagiarizing on a paper. 

I served as a student representative on my college's academic hearing committee, and usually the severity of the punishment depended on the student's prior history, the degree of plagiarism, and the student's awareness of the infraction. If it was an honest mistake, and the student just forgot to cite something, the punishment could have been as mild as a 0 on the assignment. If it could be proven (extremely hard to do) that the student blatantly cheated, then it was almost always immediate explusion. More often than not, the punishment was in the middle where the student recieved a 0, and put on academic probation for the rest of their time at the college, meaning any more infractions no matter how minor almost always escalated to explusion.

Whatever the crime, Urban and the coaches thought that a year long suspension from the university was overly heavy-handed. I'm guessing they thought at worst, Gibson should have been put on academic probation.


January 12th, 2017 at 1:10 PM ^

He was suspended/kick out of OSU (not sure which and I don't think most people really know) before this past season began. Some sort of violation that caused the school to force him out and it was pretty well known that Urban wasn't happy with it and wanted him to stay. He was at a JUCO this past season and was assumed for a while he wasn't coming back to OSU

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January 12th, 2017 at 1:24 PM ^

This could cut both ways.  Yes, they lose a potential future contributor, so yay.  On the other hand, if he was suspended for a year and switching to WR, then he may never have contributed much at all, and now he opens up a spot for Urban to take another 7* player, the way he is recruiting.

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January 12th, 2017 at 1:37 PM ^

With the several decommitments and transfers at OSU recently, there has to be some serious pruning going on as Urban makes room for the recruits he likes best.