Will he bail? Paul Finebaum thinks this will be Urban Meyer's last season at Ohio State
The Urban Meyer saga and suspension have captivated college football.
Following the investigation into what Meyer knew and what he did about the 2015 allegations into former assistant Zach Smith, the university held a press conference to announce his suspension and detail a part of their findings. Later, the university released the findings to the public, and Meyer was highly criticized.
Every step of the way, the bullseye has been on Meyer and how he’s handled this whole situation. After an outcry of how he handled the embarrassing press conference, Meyer released a statement apologizing to alleged victim Courtney Smith. Many thought it was too late.
On Monday morning, Paul Finebaum had a somewhat shocking take on the situation on WJOX 94.5 FM. He thinks this will be Meyer’s last season in Columbus.
“I’ve thought a lot about this,” Finebaum said. “And you can look and interpret and say whatever you want, but I’ve come to at least an opinion on Urban Meyer that this will be his last season at Ohio State. I just don’t know how much longer this can go on, and I say that because I strongly believe his credibility has been shattered. The relationship with his athletic director has been fractured, and it was pretty easy to read the body language the other night that the school president wants nothing to do with him as well. Even though I would say Ohio State fans would easily rank among the most sick of fan in college football, slowly, I believe they will bail on him as well. Then, it will touch recruiting. We’ve seen Urban’s past when he’s under the gun, he bails.”
Finebaum is right — Meyer doesn’t handle being under immense pressure well. He caved at Florida, and this could be a similar situation.
Will Ohio State fans eventually bail on Meyer, too? That will be an interesting situation to watch, and it likely depends on wins/losses this season.
Meyer has always said that Notre Dame is his dream job …
You can listen to Finebaum’s full interview on WJOX 94.5 below:
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