There are some interesting reports regarding the investigation into the Ohio State football program and head coach Urban Meyer’s knowledge of past domestic abuse allegations against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith, who was fired from the Buckeyes earlier this summer.
According to the rumors circulating, it’s former Ohio State assistant and current Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman who tipped off Brett McMurphy about Meyer’s knowledge of the Smith allegations before the bombshell report dropped. Meyer has since been placed on paid administrative leave by the university.
“I have confirmed that Texas Coach Tom Herman was the tipster who initiated Brett McMurphy’s reporting, which led to this investigation at Ohio State-details to follow,” Ohio State insider Jeff Snook wrote.
Meyer’s oldest daughter, Nicki, was quick to retweet a message on Twitter about the revelation.
Herman served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Ohio State before accepting the head coaching job at Houston and ultimately at Texas. The 43-year-old has also had some public bad blood with Meyer, stemming from comments each coach has made and their recruiting battles.
Herman has commented publicly on the current situation at Ohio State.
This situation is about to get very interesting.
The Buckeyes officially kickoff their 2018 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 1 against Oregon State. We will have to wait and see whether Meyer is on the sidelines for the season-opener. Texas, meanwhile, kicks off its season with a meeting against the Maryland Terrapins.