While Meyer can't coach on game day until Week 4, he can rejoin the team after the season opener against Oregon State on Sept. 1. He will miss games against Oregon State, Rutgers and TCU.
Many feel Meyer got off easy, while others are satisfied with what Ohio State did. Strictly from a football perspective, his absence shouldn't hurt his team too much.
In fact, at least one ESPN analyst Trevor Matich thinks it might benefit the Buckeyes. Appearing on The Paul Finebaum Show today, Matich said he thinks Meyer's suspension could have a unifying effect.
"Ohio State will be even better and more dangerous as a football team on the field because all of this is going on," Matich said.
Matich might have a point. Ohio State could conceivably rally around its leader after all of this and develop an "us against the world" mentality.
The Buckeyes are already loaded talent-wise. They enter the season as a bona fide national championship contender.
Meyer will be back for his team's game against Tulane. He will still be able to coach against Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State this season, and barring an unforeseen slip-up, Ohio State should be 3-0 when he returns.