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ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit Asked If Ohio State Should Fire Urban Meyer

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Urban Meyer remains on paid administrative leave as the head coach of Ohio State’s football program. The Buckeyes are investigating what happened in 2015 regarding the domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith and how Meyer and the program handled it.Meyer released a statement on Friday afternoon, claiming to have known about the allegations in 2015. The Ohio State head coach says he reported the allegations up the chain. He had previously said at Big Ten Media Days that there was nothing to that.ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit has been asked a lot about what Ohio State should do with Meyer.Should Meyer remain Ohio State’s head coach? Should he be fired?Herbstreit thinks everyone needs to wait and see what the investigation finds.“Slow down, let all the information come in,” he added. “I want more information to come in. I want to see how Urban responds.”Urban has since responded with his statement, which made it seem like he very much intends on attempting to keep his job at Ohio State.pic.twitter.com/wrlRi9jtZz— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 3, 2018Meyer wasn’t the only one to comment further on Friday. Assistant coach Zach Smith did several interviews, during which he claimed that Meyer told him if he ever hit his wife, he would be fired immediately. Smith denied ever striking his now ex-wife.Ohio State’s football team, meanwhile, began practice on Friday without Urban Meyer. The Buckeyes are currently being led by interim head coach Ryan Day.last_img read more

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