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.