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Analyst Has Message For Fans Thinking Ohio State Wouldn't Fire Urban Meyer

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

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

Urban Meyer remains on paid administrative leave at Ohio State following the report by college football insider Brett McMurphy, in which he claimed to have evidence showing the Buckeyes' head coach was actually aware of domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith in 2015.

Meyer has since released a statement, saying he was aware of the allegations, but reported them and followed protocol.

Many are now questioning Meyer's future at Ohio State. There are some who believe he will be fired and others who think that would never happen.

Someone who doubts it will happen: Gregg Doyel. The columnist wrote, "Of course Urban Meyer should be fired. This being Ohio State football, he probably won't."

Noted Big Ten analyst Dan Dakich is clapping back at this theory. He's not saying that Ohio State will fire Meyer, but he doesn't think the Buckeyes would decide to not fire him if they felt he deserved to be.

"This is a common media mantra but didn’t OSU Fire Jim Tressel? Tressel was 2nd only to Woody Hayes in football reverence in Ohio..at least when I lived there...this mantra regarding OSU is..um...interesting," he tweeted.

Dakich added: "If Urban is fired to not firing Smith earlier then ok but to say OSU won’t do anything because it’s OSU football is dead wrong."

Urban Meyer has been at Ohio State since 2012. He's been arguably college football's second-best coach during that time period, leading the Buckeyes to a national title in 2014.