Urban Meyer remains on paid administrative leave as Ohio State investigates his handling of assault allegations against one of his former assistant coaches. The university is set to wrap up its investigation Wednesday morning.
Although it's unclear when the university will announce its findings, the assumed timeline is either Wednesday or Thursday of this week.
With the investigation near its end, Paul Finebaum spoke with Columbus Dispatch writer Tim May regarding Meyer's future with the Buckeyes football program. May revealed he wouldn't be surprised to see Meyer back with the team this week.
The Ohio State beat writer suggested Meyer could be back with the team as early as tomorrow.
"But the more I hear about this thing, basically the way I hear it, Urban Meyer followed the letter of the law as it's written out by Ohio State like he said three weeks ago or two-and-a-half weeks ago," May said. "I would not be surprised to see him – I don't know if ‘exonerated’ is the right word because this isn't a legal forum, but I wouldn't be surprised to maybe see him come out of this ready to go back on the field maybe as early as Wednesday afternoon or Thursday."
May then hedged his statement, claiming he still doesn't know what's to come tomorrow after the board and president Michael Drake get involved. It's a bold claim, but May isn't the only one to make it.
Ohio State insider Jeff Snook said he expects no more than a two-week suspension for the head coach.
Ohio State opens the season against Oregon State on September 1. Stay tuned.