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Report: Oregon's Josh Gibson relieved of duties

Posted on: July 8, 2011 1:13 pm
Edited on: July 8, 2011 4:11 pm
 

Posted by Tom Fornelli

UPDATE: Oregon has since denied the report that Gibson is no longer the school's assistant director of fooball operations.

It looks like the fallout at Oregon has begun.

Josh Gibson, Oregon's assistant director of football operations, was named in a Yahoo report last week detailing the relationship between the school and Complete Scouting Service director Will Lyles. In that report, Lyles said Gibson knew about and helped him petition the grandmother of running back Lache Seastrunk to sign off on Seastrunk's letter of intent to attend Oregon. There were concerns that Seastrunk's mother wouldn't want him to attend the school.

Now, according to DuckTerritory.com, it seems that Gibson is no longer employed by the school as its assistant director of football operations.

Multiple sources close to the Oregon football program tell DuckTerritory.com that Assistant Director of Football Operations Josh Gibson is no longer working in the football office. It is unclear if Gibson has been fired, if he resigned or if he has been reassigned.

Multiple messages left on Gibson’s cell phone have not been returned.

When contacted by phone Wednesday afternoon by DuckTerritory’s Matt Prehm, Oregon spokesman Dave Williford said. "I can't confirm or deny that."

This could be the first of many dominoes to fall at Oregon in the coming months as the NCAA continues to investigate the school's relationship with Lyles -- especially considering that Lyles said recently he plans on cooperating with the NCAA investigation. 

Comments

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 21, 2011 1:58 pm
 

Report: Oregon's Josh Gibson relieved of duties

Here's how this went down. Oregon grabbed a couple of stud RBs from Texas. UT didn't like that, so they blew the whistle on Oregon and built a smokescreen around Will Lyles. However, Chip Kelly is smarter than the average bear, so he welcomed the scrutiny from the NCAA, because he knew it would do at least one of these things: 
1) Get the NCAA to look at Texas, which has a far dirtier reputation (including the most recent use of the "Texas Angels" providing escort services for recruits)
2) Get the NCAA to finally deal with the sports agent issue once and for all. 
3) Get the NCAA to finally give a formal review to a lot of their silly rules that they can't enforce fairly anyway.

That's an interesting spin. Texas under Mack Brown has no violations of any kind. And it was Texas that refused to deal with Willie Lyles and other sports agents, while Oregon cozied up to Lyles to the point of your head coach texting him 12 times in a two-day period.

I am still awaiting a reasonable explanation of why Oregon asked Lyles to rush them the 'package' of recruiting info months AFTER they paid him $25000, supposedly for this info.  Lyles himself says he was surprised when they asked for it, because he thought all along he was being paid for his close connection and ability to influence Lache Seastrunk.

So the NCAA has already spent time in Eugene...and that makes you think Oregon is off the hook? Pretty sure you are still being investigated.







Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: July 12, 2011 11:00 am
 

Report: Oregon's Josh Gibson relieved of duties

Oregon cannot win a BCS Game. 
Yet they have -- if you weren't such a casual fan you would have known that.  You haven't been relevent since Herschell Walker.  Do you still have a mullet and drive a V8???



Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: July 11, 2011 2:26 pm
 

Report: Oregon's Josh Gibson relieved of duties

If i'm not mistaken Mississippi State was mentioned in the recruiting scandal of Cam Newton, not Auburn.  Not once has someone come forward and said Auburn offered to pay for Cam's services.  As fo Ohio State no one South of the Mason Dixon cares about them as well since they are a non factor when it comes to playing the SEC.



Since: Aug 7, 2010
Posted on: July 11, 2011 11:44 am
 

Report: Oregon's Josh Gibson relieved of duties

The news media will continue to pound Ohio State because no one East of the Rockies cares about Oregon. Auburn pays thousands to recruits families to land them. Oregon pays thousands to "agents" to land them. I still don't see how selling memorabilia for tattoos is worse than that? But then again...I'm an Ohio State fan right?

jdubb,

I think you are right about selling memorabilia as not being a larger infraction.  But that is not what has got tOSU in such trouble.  It was the lying and the cover-up.  If Tressel would have been honorable and proactive tOSU would still have 12 wins they don't, they would have 5 kids sitting out the first 5 games (4 of which should be slam dunks even without the 5 players), and they would still have Tressel as the coach.

There would still be some grumbles from Michigan fans, but tOSU would be the defending Sugar Bowl champ favored again to win the Big 10.



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: July 11, 2011 9:31 am
 

Report: Oregon's Josh Gibson relieved of duties

Well what do we have here?  Could it be Ohio State fans and Oregon fans going at it again?  Just two seasons ago the venue for this little joke was the Rose Bowl, where Oregon proved once again that they cannot win a game.  This season, the venue appears to be in the NCAA offices, where Oregon may comme out the winner.  Their punishment is likely to be less thaqn Ohio States punishment.  So now we have all of the Ohio State and Oregon fans whining about what their school did NOT do and how small the infractions that they committed are compared to the other school.  Well both of your worthless programs are going to get their tails kicked, so get used to it children.  Ohio State could never beat an SEC Team and had to resort to cheating to do so.  Oregon cannot win a BCS Game.  After the NCAA is through with both programs, Ohio State will go back to losing to SEC teams and Oregon will go back to obscurity, where they belong.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: July 11, 2011 7:49 am
 

Report: Oregon's Josh Gibson relieved of duties

This could be the first of many dominoes to fall at Oregon
Or not.  Thanks for speculating on something you don't know anything about Tom.  CBS college football writers are tards.  Quit convicting schools based on what you read on the internet.  This will pass with nothing coming of it.  Stud players will still come to Oregon and Tom you will still be a small, tomato can.  meh.



Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2011 12:30 am
 

Report: Oregon's Josh Gibson relieved of duties

The news media will continue to pound Ohio State because no one East of the Rockies cares about Oregon. Auburn pays thousands to recruits families to land them. Oregon pays thousands to "agents" to land them. I still don't see how selling memorabilia for tattoos is worse than that? But then again...I'm an Ohio State fan right?



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2011 10:28 pm
 

False Report: Oregon's Gibson relieved of duties

Ok, so I am definitely not a homer. Oregon is not my school. But the evidence so far does not suggest any sort of major violation and the only minor violation discussed was the delay in receiving written documentation for the data and film already supplied by Lyles.

There seems little doubt that Lyles was a questionable scout. That he supplied recruiting data to Oregon is also not questioned. His payment for scouting services for the subsequent year, in hindsight, appears excessive for the work product he provided. Oregon did the wise thing and did not renew. That seems to be the bone stuck in Lyles' throat. Perhaps he was led to believe he would get multi-year work from Oregon. But he, himself says not. Perhaps he assisted in influencing a recruit but he, himself says not.

Where is the smoking gun? I can't see it. If even one recruit in the documentation is legit than the payment was legit. Apparently there were dozens of legit recruits but Yahoo and BSPN have needed a dead-summer issue to pound now that Ohio State is neutered. Enter this non-story and see the media jump. Josh Gibson is still the assistant AD at Oregon. The reported story is false. Yet our beloved CBSSports.com continues to run the headline even after adding the update that the story is false. Sad to see. Perhaps next week a legitimate story will surface (for example how much more than $180k was paid to Cam Newton's dad for his recruiting?) Sorry - there I go jumping like I just chastised the media for doing. Cam Newton is gold and nobody has tackled him for over a year. But something will surface and this non-story will fade away and go unreported when the NCAA has cleared Oregon of any wrong doing.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2011 9:12 pm
 

Report: Oregon's Josh Gibson relieved of duties

Um JStew - gotta say that you are the only one (except maybe Kelly's momma) who thinks that Chip is happily skipping through the daisies right now, twirling his handlebar moustache as he daydreams about how he has outsmarted UT.  (Yes, I know that he doesn't actually have a moustache.)  I mean, do you really think that Oregon is willing to risk a major infraction all in the name of calling out UT?  UT isn't even in the same conference.  And they sucked last year.  I mean, shouldn't the fact that they sucked even though they have 5 star talent be bad enough?  Puh-LEEZE!  And like the NCAA gives two craps about Oregon?  Sorry - they aint Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma, Ohio State...if Ohio State is going to get thrown under the bus, then Oregon would get run over a couple extra times for good measure. 

As an Oregon fan I see that you are going down the same route as all the Ohio State homers who came before you.  Good luck.  I hope it comes out better for you than it did for them, because I think the erasure of the 2010 season may be just the beginning.  Nobody is going to ever get an SMU again, but there is plenty of bad in between.  And, if you believe that your coach is willing to roll the dice on the entire football program, then either your team needs a new coach or you need a new brain.




Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2011 8:29 pm
 

Report: Oregon's Josh Gibson relieved of duties

A bigger issue is going to come to light that will make this Oregon pale in comparison.  Sorry LSU you are next up to bat.  August.  


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