As the Ohio State investigations continue on, Zach Smith is set to meet with the school's six-person investigative body in the coming days. According to his attorney, he has a specific request for the investigators as well.
The Columbus Dispatchspoke to Smith and his attorney Bradley Koffel. He says that he will meet with the investigators on either Monday or Tuesday.
The group is made up of three members of the school's Board of Trustees, and three outside people. The group is being led by prominent federal prosecutor Mary Jo White.
According to the Dispatch, Zach Smith plans to answer all questions, and will also ask to be reinstated as Ohio State wide receivers coach.
Zach Smith is expected to meet with the Ohio State committee investigating Urban Meyer early next week, the former OSU receivers coach said Saturday.
Smith said his meeting will probably take place Monday or Tuesday. He declined further comment.
Smith’s attorney, Bradley Koffel, told The Dispatch that Smith will answer all questions he is asked. He also indicated that Smith will request to get his job back.
Head coach Urban Meyer, who is currently on administrative leave, fired Smith on July 23, after reports that he had been accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife surfaced. At Big Ten Media Days, Meyer denied knowing about 2015 allegations against Smith, but later admitted to lying about that part of the situation in a statement around the time he was placed on leave.
However this case shakes out, it seems extremely unlikely that Smith returns to the Ohio State sidelines.
First year offensive coordinator Ryan Day is currently serving as interim head coach. Former Buckeye and NFL receiver Brian Hartline has stepped in for Smith, also in an interim role.