Urban Meyer was permitted to meet with Ohio State players and coaches before he received his three-game suspension, according to a report from Cleveland.com and the school’s student newspaper The Lantern.

According to Cleveland.com, Meyer was in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for approximately 45 minutes to meet with players and coaches last Thursday. The conversations touched on leadership and transition.

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Meyer was placed on paid administrative leave from Aug. 1 through Aug. 22 while the university conducted an investigation into his alleged knowledge of the domestic violence arrests of former assistant coach Zach Smith. After the investigation concluded, the head coach was handed a three-game suspension for the 2018 season.

Meyer will miss the Buckeyes’ season opener against Oregon State on Saturday, as well as games against Rutgers and TCU.

On Monday, interim head coach Ryan Day and defensive coordinator Greg Schiano met with the media, marking the first time the coaching staff had made any public comments since the start of the investigation began.