Offbeat Ohio State's Meyer put on leave, investigation opened

01:45  02 august  2018
01:45  02 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

Greg Schiano now favored to coach Ohio State opener

  Greg Schiano now favored to coach Ohio State opener Whether Urban Meyer retains his position as head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes remains to be seen, but as of now, the odds are not in his favor. Earlier on Wednesday, BetDSI sportsbook still had Meyer favored to be the team’s head coach for its season opener on Sept. 1 against Oregon State. He was a -300 favorite at the time. But after news came out that Meyer had been placed on administrative leave by Ohio State, the odds shifted toward another man coaching the team.Somewhat unbelievably, Buckeyes defensive coordinator Greg Schiano is now favored to be the program’s head coach on Sept. 1.

Urban Meyer Put On Administrative Leave Amid Dom. Ohio State has placed head football coach Urban Meyer on administrative leave in the wake of reports that he lied about having knowledge of a 2015 domestic violence allegation surrounding an OSU assistant coach.

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday as the university investigates what he knew about domestic abuse claims against an assistant coach who was fired last week.

Ohio State has placed coach Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave while it investigates claims that his wife knew about allegations of abuse against an assistant coach years before he was fired last week.

Courtney Smith gave an interview to Stadium and provided text messages to former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy between her and Shelley Meyer in 2015 and with the wives of other Buckeyes coaches. Courtney Smith also provided threatening texts she claims came from her ex-husband, former assistant Zach Smith.

Who is Ohio State interim football head coach Ryan Day?

  Who is Ohio State interim football head coach Ryan Day? The 39-year-old offensive coordinator will take over as Buckeyes head coach while Urban Meyer investigation is in progress. Greg Schiano, who has coached in NFL and was head coach at Rutgers for 11 years, will remain defensive coordinator.Day, 39, was hired by Ohio State last season after two years as a quarterbacks coach in the NFL -- following his mentor Chip Kelly from Philadelphia (2015) to San Francisco (2016).

Urban Meyer has been put on paid administrative leave from the Ohio State University. EXCLUSIVE: Longtime Urban Meyer assistant Zach Smith' s ex-wife, Courtney Smith, opens up about reported domestic violence and what she believes Meyer knew. pic.twitter.com/dNWA9x2F4y.

Ohio State places Urban Meyer on administrative leave amid questions over his handling of abuse allegations. “The university is conducting an investigation into these allegations,” athletic director Gene Smith said in a statement.

Zach Smith was fired last week after an Ohio court granted a domestic violence protective order to Courtney Smith.

Hours after Courtney Smith's interview was posted online Wednesday, Ohio State said it was conducting an investigation into the allegations and Meyer was being placed on leave. Offensive coordinator Ryan Day will serve as acting head coach for the Buckeyes, expected to be one of the top teams in the nation again this season.

Meyer said he and athletic director Gene Smith agree that being on leave during the inquiry was best for the investigation and the team.

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Ohio State opens practice but keeps coaches, players away .
Ohio State is trying to get back to business as usual while coach Urban Meyer is on paid leave, opening part of Tuesday's practice to the media even as coaches and players remained off-limits for interviews. The first half hour of the Buckeyes' fourth practice was open for observation and photography , with acting coach Ryan Day staying at the far end of the field working with quarterbacks.The Buckeyes typically open the beginning of selected practices and regularly make coaches and players available for interviews. But this hasn't been a normal preseason camp so far.

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