Correct. Once the eligibility clock starts it doesn't stop, aside from extremely extenuating circumstances and lengthy appeals proces which don'the apply here. I believe TG will have 3 years to play 2 seasons.
This wreaks of JH desperation, not unlike the incessant officiating complaints that any respectable coach would not stoop to. He's so desperate to overcome the 0-2 start against Ohio State, especially considering he had the more experienced and supposedly more talented team this year, that he orchestrated these recruiting smoke screens to present a perceived victory over the Buckeyes. Amazingly hilarious that he has to resort to this for a local kid from a feeder program. So desperate, so glorious.
Yes. Once he enrolled full time his "5 years to play 4 seasons" clocked started. Although it doesn't officially happen until the end of his 4th year, he burned his RS last year so this has cost him 1 year of eligibility.