No. 20 Gulf Coast’s return home against Mississippi Delta on Thursday got a bit more interesting when the Bulldogs released their projected starters with one large omission.
According to a team spokesman, former Ohio State quarterback Torrance Gibson “is no longer on the team.” The quarterback is still enrolled in classes, however, he said.
No other details were provided.
In Gibson’s place, the Bulldogs will turn to former Resurrection standout Larry Sisson to lead the team against the Trojans.
In relief of Gibson against East Mississippi, Sisson completed 7 of 10 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown with an interception. A year ago Sisson was thrust into similar duty, replacing Kalen Whitlow, and completed 80 of 130 passes for 1,006 yards and five touchdowns.
In five games this season at Gulf Coast, Gibson completed 52.8 percent of his passes for 542 yards and four touchdowns with three interceptions. He also rushed for 321 yards and four scores.
Gibson previously told the Sun Herald he had hoped to bounce back out to the Division I level after this season. Prior to transferring from OSU — and subsequently being suspended by the university — the Buckeyes had moved Gibson to receiver.
“I just want to play quarterback. It’s my dream to play quarterback. I took it to heart and I play with a passion when I play quarterback,” Gibson said. “When I play receiver, it’s like I was just out there. I wasn’t enjoying the game. At quarterback, I enjoy the game and love the game. This is all I know and what I do.”
Check back at SunHerald.com for more following tonight’s 7 p.m. kickoff.