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Insider Has New Update On Troubling Urban Meyer, Ohio State Report

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

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Football Scoop had a troubling report about Urban Meyer and the state of the Ohio State football program earlier today in the wake of the Buckeyes' blowout loss to Purdue on Saturday night.

The report states that there is "friction" between Meyer, the football program and the athletic department.


Another industry source text me this afternoon, “It’s worse than you wrote.”

On the #Friction at Ohio State

— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) October 22, 2018

">the report:

The past few weeks industry sources have mentioned to FootballScoop issues at Ohio State between the football staff and athletics leadership as well as within the program itself. Multiple times, the term “friction” has been used to describe issues between Urban Meyer and Gene Smith (and their respective key lieutenants). Within the football program itself, it has been said there is a tension that hasn’t been present in previous years. Purdue’s beat down of the Buckeyes brought considerable additional attention on the program and has many talking about the issues within the program.

Football Scoop has an update on the report. "It’s worse than you wrote," one source texted them.


Ohio State fell to 7-1 with the loss to Purdue. The Buckeyes remain in College Football Playoff contention, though the Buckeyes would likely have to win out to make it.