Finebaum says Ohio State doesn't 'have an appetite' to get rid of Urban Meyer
It’s decision week at Ohio State.
Within the next few days, the special board independent working group that was formed to investigate Urban Meyer will report on its findings, uncovering what the head coach may have known about a domestic violence incident involving former assistant coach Zach Smith. The university set a 14-day timetable on the investigation.
As the investigation nears a conclusion, college football analyst Paul Finebaum joined The RoundTable on WJOX to talk about Meyer and the situation in Columbus. He’s not sure exactly how this plays out, but it’s clear that Finebaum doesn’t believe Meyer will lose his job as head coach.
It has gotten so utterly confusing up there, I think all of the he-said-she-said favors Urban Meyer. In the end, I think he will survive, I don’t think there’s an appetite at that university to get rid of one of the iconic coaches in modern college football history. And I’m not sure if there’s enough credible evidence to do so…all signs to Urban Meyer being reinstated.
Over the last few days, there have been conflicting reports regarding Courtney Smith’s domestic violence claims and the reporting done by college football insider Brett McMurphy. Even Zach Smith is reportedly meeting with Ohio State to ask for his job back.
The murkier the water, the better for Meyer, at least it would seem. Finebaum reinforced that with his comments.