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Brett McMurphy "Would Be Stunned" If Urban Meyer Coaches Ohio State Past 2018 Season

A closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

On Wednesday night, Ohio State suspended Urban Meyer for the first three games of the college football season. The decision came on the heels of the school's investigation into how Meyer handled assault allegations against a former assistant coach.

Although the school reinstated Meyer, he'll miss games against Oregon State, Rutgers and TCU. Ohio State is favored in each of those contests, even without Meyer on the sideline.

Brett McMurphy, who dropped the bombshell report that started this saga, has an interesting prediction for Meyer's future. He suggested Meyer could step away from the program in the near future.

In a recent interview with the Oregonian, McMurphy said he would "be shocked" if Meyer returns to the team following the 2018 season. Here's what he had to say.

"I would be stunned if Urban Meyer coaches (at Ohio State) after the end of this season. He had heart issues at Florida. Now he has a memory problem? He has no problem remember to text a recruit at midnight, he has no problem with what play to call on fourth and 1 against Michigan.

I'll take it at face value, all Urban Meyer has demonstrated over the years is that he has a problem telling the truth.

It's impossible to tell what the future holds for Urban Meyer and Ohio State, but clearly McMurphy believes he'll be gone sooner rather than later.

Meanwhile, the Buckeyes get set to take on Oregon State with interim head coach Ryan Day leading the way. That game is set for a 12:00 p.m. ET kickoff on September 1.

[Oregonian]