Brett McMurphy weighs in on whether he thinks Ohio State will fire Urban Meyer or not
Reporter Brett McMurphy sent the college football world into chaos last month with a report about Ohio State WR coach Zach Smith being arrested for an alleged domestic-violence incident back in 2015.
That led to the Buckeyes placing head coach Urban Meyer on administrative leave as an investigation was opened into what he knew and when he knew it.
Recently, McMurphy joined the “Open Mic Podcast” with Mike Bianchi and was asked whether he thinks the Buckeyes will fire Meyer or not. McMurphy said he didn’t know what Ohio State would do, but said it likely comes down to a couple of different things (via 247Sports):
“I really have no idea what they’re going to do, but it comes down to a couple things,” McMurphy said. “Is Ohio State concerned about the perception that would be there if Urban Meyer returns? That you’ve got a guy that enabled domestic violence incidents throughout his career on staff and (Meyer) kept them on staff. I really don’t know what’s going to happen I’ve seen various reporters think Urban will only be suspended and other people think he will get fired. It’s ultimately Ohio State’s choice and how they want to be viewed in this.
“Everything that I’ve reported about this throughout the past couple weeks, Ohio State has known about it. They just decided to fire Zach Smith because it went public. So does that mean they’re embarrassed by this information getting out? Is Urban Meyer ultimately published for that? I honestly have no idea. The only decision that Ohio State ultimately makes I would be surprised by is if there was no punishment. I would be surprised by that. If he’s suspended or fired I wouldn’t be surprised, but if they simply said, ‘We’ve looked at everything and he’s our coach (with) no penalty’ that would be the only thing that surprises me.”
The investigation is set to conclude on Sunday, with the findings being passed on to Ohio State officials early next week.
We still don’t know what will happen, but we should find out soon.