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Ohio State AD Gene Smith Has Shown Up To Today's Urban Meyer Meeting

A closeup of Urban Meyer on Ohio State's sideline.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 02: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on as they play the Wisconsin Badgers during the second half of the the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The meetings to determine Urban Meyer's fate have been going on for nearly nine hours. We're still waiting to see if a resolution will come today.

Meyer has been at the Longaberger Alumni House virtually all day. He can't sit in on the meetings but he has been around for the whole process.

Meyer's wife Shelley joined him earlier this afternoon. There are fans gathering outside awaiting any announcement. It's pretty crazy.

Now, Ohio State AD Gene Smith has arrived on the scene. He and his wife were photographed walking into the building moments ago.

The latest intel courtesy of Dave Biddle of Bucknuts is that there is an impasse between the Board of Trustees and university president Michael V. Drake. The Board of Trustees want Meyer to get off with time served and be reinstated immediately, while Drake prefers a suspension. Meyer, meanwhile, is reportedly refusing to serve any kind of suspension.

The longer things drag out, the more interesting they become. Stay tuned for the latest.