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What Major College Football Coaches Are Saying About Urban Meyer, Ohio State

October 26, 2019

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer clapping before an Ohio State football game.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 14: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)The Urban Meyer situation at Ohio State has rocked the college football world, as the Buckeyes’ head coach has been placed on paid administrative leave and many within the sport feel his time in Columbus, Ohio could be coming to an end.Meyer, according to a bombshell report by Brett McMurphy, was reportedly more aware of domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith than he led on at Big Ten Media Days. Meyer has since released a statement, saying he was aware, but properly reported them.Almost everyone in the sport has commented on what’s happening, including prominent ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit, an Ohio State grad.Several prominent head coaches have been asked about Meyer and the Buckeyes, too. Here’s what some of them have said.Alabama head coach Nick Saban“We have tremendous respect for treating people, male or female, the right way. I really don’t know enough about it to make a comment … and I’m sure Ohio State will do a fantastic job of investigating and doing what they need to do to make it right.”Nick Saban on Urban Meyer: “We have tremendous respect for treating people, male or female, the right way. I really don’t know enough about it to make a comment … and I’m sure Ohio State will do a fantastic job of investigating and doing what they need to do to make it right.”— Charlie Potter (@Charlie_Potter) August 2, 2018Texas head coach Tom Herman, a former Urban Meyer assistant coach at Ohio State“I really don’t think it’d be fair or appropriate, to be honest with you, to comment on a situation at another program that happened while I wasn’t there,” Herman told reporters.Herman asked about he, Tim Beck, and Stan Drayton’s ties to the Ohio State program: “I really don’t think it’d be fair or appropriate, to be honest with you, to comment on a situation at another program that happened while I wasn’t there.” #HookEm— Joe Cook (@josephcook89) August 2, 2018Florida head coach Dan Mullen, a former Urban Meyer assistant with the Gators“I sent him a text late to tell him he and the family are in our prayers,” Mullen said.Dan Mullen on Urban Meyer: ‘I sent him a text late to tell him he and the family are in our prayers.’— Edgar Thompson (@osgators) August 2, 2018***Urban Meyer remains on paid administrative leave as Ohio State begins practice. It’s unclear what kind of timeline the Buckeyes are operating on.last_img

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