Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is set to return this weekend. After serving a three-game suspension, the Buckeyes leading man is set to return and on Monday, Sept. 17, he released a statement about his suspension and return to the sidelines.
Ohio State is currently 3-0 — with wins over Oregon State, Rutgers and TCU — and ranked No. 4 in the nation.
“I want to thank Coach Day, the entire coaching staff, and especially the players for the great work they’ve done. Our team has performed well, and I couldn’t be more proud,” the statement reads.
“With respect to Zach Smith and the events that led to his termination, it’s clear I could have done a better job. I should have done a better job, and I’ll always regret that I didn’t. My time away from the program in August gave me a chance to reflect and it gave me a chance to learn a great deal from these events.”
— Urban Meyer (@CoachUrbanMeyer) September 17, 2018
“I want to be clear: I do not — never have and never will — condone domestic abuse. I’m working to make sure I do a better job every day as a leader. I sincerely regret my misstatement at Media Days, and my failure to adequately manage a troubled employee. It caused people to question my commitment to our core value of Treating Women with Respect. And it caused them to question my honesty. For that, I’m truly sorry.”
Next up for Ohio State is a meeting with Tulane on Saturday, Sept. 22. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. The following weekend, the Buckeyes are geared up for a top ten clash against the Penn State Nittany Lions.