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Ohio State places Urban Meyer on administrative leave

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Ohio State is without their head coach one month before the 2018 season, as they conduct an investigation

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Following reports from Brett McMurphy that Urban Meyer was aware of Zach Smith’s alleged domestic abuse accusations in 2015, the head coach has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation, just a few hours after the initial reports of his knowledge broke.

This comes on the heels of the original reporting on Zach Smith’s history of domestic violence, which led to the WR coach’s firing just over a week ago. At Big Ten media days, Urban claimed that he had no knowledge of the 2015 incident, and that he had looked into the 2009 problems and decided they were not an issue.

With Urban no longer at the helm until further notice, Ohio State will likely look inward for an interim head coach for the 2018 season, as Ryan Day is set to take over until Urban either returns or is fired from his position, at which point Day would likely be named interim for the season.

Land Grant Holy-Land will have much more on this breaking news soon.