Urban Meyer Placed on Leave While Allegations Investigated

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Courtney Smith gave an interview to Stadium and provided text messages to former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy between her and Shelley Meyer in 2015 and with the wives of other Buckeyes coaches.

Well, SVP asked McMurphy if he believes Urban Meyer will be Ohio State's head coach when the 2018 Ohio State college football season arrives, and McMurphy said, "I don't think so".

Here's a brief synopsis of the real, live, legitimate and thorough reporting that has prompted Ohio State to investigate Meyer. So when I got the email at 6:05 p.m. EDT saying Meyer was put on administrative leave, my initial reaction was that this was the right play by Ohio State - no drastic decisions regarding Meyer's future while buying some time to let the dust settle.

Whittingham, a Utah assistant from 1994-2004, served as co-head coach with Meyer during the team's Fiesta Bowl win and took over as the Utes' head coach after Meyer left for Florida.

Meyer also released a statement in which he agreed with athletic director Gene Smith that an administrative leave would facilitate the investigation's completion. This allows the team to conduct training camp with minimal distraction.

If Meyer is indeed done at Ohio State, it will be interesting to see if Day remains the head coach, or if the school looks for a high-profile answer outside the program (if they don't just go to Schiano instead, of course).

Text messages with Shelley Meyer appear to that show Courtney Smith routinely claimed that her husband's behavior was abusive.

On Wednesday, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer obtained nine reports from the police department in the Columbus suburb of Powell, Ohio, that detailed more issues between the Smiths. At the time of the charge, Zach Smith's attorney said Courtney Smith had accused him of driving to her apartment after she told him they would meet elsewhere so he could drop off their son.

Zach Smith in May was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass following a dispute with Courtney Smith. Courtney admitted, however, that she does not know whether Shelley DID in fact ever tell Urban about the situation.

"All the [coaches'] wives knew", Courtney Smith told Brett McMurphy, a college football reporter laid off by ESPN past year who posted the story on his Facebook page. It came back to me that what was reported wasn't what actually happened. "Never anything came to light, never had a conversation about it". On Jan. 5, 2016, Smith was pulled over for speeding and proceeded to break down in tears, visibly upset over the issues she was having with her husband. First I heard about that was last night.

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