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ESPN Analyst Thinks Urban Meyer Will Be Suspended 2 Games

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

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches warm ups before the start of their game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Last week, Ohio State placed Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave following a report from Brett McMurphy, which alleged Meyer knew of the assault allegations against a fired assistant coach.

Following the news Meyer had been placed on administrative leave, it was only a matter of time before the Ohio State head coach was either fired, or he resigned. That was the thought of the college football world, at least.

However, over the past week, the odds Meyer either steps down or is fired by the university have changed. New betting odds suggest Meyer won't be fired, but suspended instead.

ESPN analyst Peter Burns agrees. On Wednesday morning, Burns gave his thoughts on what will happen with Meyer at Ohio State.

"I believe that Urban Meyer will eventually coach in 2018 after a short suspension," he said.

A two-game suspension would cost Meyer a non-conference battle against Oregon State in the season-opener and a home game against Rutgers. The Buckeyes don't need Meyer's help to win those games.

Meyer would make his return for a huge non-conference game against TCU, if he's suspended two games.

Ohio State should have a decision within the next two weeks.