When the announcement was made that Urban Meyer would be placed on administrative leave while an independent working group investigated the head coach’s knowledge of Zach Smith’s alleged history of domestic violence, Ohio State said the investigation would conclude within 14 days.

Now, Ohio State University President Michael Drake is walking back that timetable, at least a little bit. In an interview with WOSU’s All Side, Drake said that the two-week timeframe was more of a guideline.

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“That’s the projected goal,” Drake said. “The investigation is underway as we speak. It will be finished when it is finished. The most important is to get good information so we can make the right decisions moving forward.”

If Ohio State stuck with the 14-day timetable, Sunday would mark the completion of the investigation.

While everyone is waiting to hear the findings of the investigation and curious to know what Meyer’s potential punishment could be, Drake said he’s been pleased with the job the independent team has done during this process.

“What I’m pleased with is, in consultation with the board, we brought in a really outstanding team,” Drake said. “There’s a great deal of interest in this investigation so we wanted to make sure we had really good information and there’s time pressure. We wanted to make sure we had that information as quickly as possible.”