Sometimes the road to building a championship program is the road less traveled, and in Urban Meyer’s case, that means extending a scholarship offer to a backup quarterback.
Perhaps Meyer has lost his mind a bit, or maybe he’s brilliant. Personally, I think it’s a little bit of both, and that is indeed what makes a great college coach and a recruiter.
Just ask Nick Saban, who offered an eight grader a scholarship a few weeks ago…
According to Brad Bournival of ESPN.com, Ohio State has offered a scholarship to 2015 quarterback Torrance Gibson, who was a backup varsity quarterback last season:
The fact Gibson has picked up an offer from the Buckeyes is pretty impressive, as he was a backup for the Patriots last season to Tyler Cogswell, a three-star pocket passer who signed with Cincinnati.
As a sophomore, Gibson was 12-of-23 for 271 yards and four touchdowns, while adding 15 carries for 227 yards and five scores.
The nature of this offer is less surprising when you…
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