Ohio State confirmed today that Texas head coach Tom Herman, formerly an assistant with the Buckeyes under Urban Meyer, was the other assistant coach at a Florida strip club with Zach Smith.
Some in the sports media have criticized Ohio State's decision to confirm that the other coach was Herman, although earlier reports had already made this news public.
“The fact that Ohio State released this shows the pettiness of this school trying to assassinate the character of Tom Herman, who has absolutely nothing to do with Urban Meyer,” ESPN's Paul Finebaum said on First Take. “Frankly, I think Urban Meyer owes Tom Herman the national championship because if Herman was not on that staff and if he hadn’t dealt with Cardale Jones the way he did after the first two quarterbacks were injured, I’m not sure Urban Meyer would have that national championship at Ohio State.”
Brett McMurphy appears to agree with Finebaum.
The Stadium reporter said on a Texas podcast today that he thinks it was a "bush league" move.
"I don't think it'd be a major issue with the NCAA," he said. "At worse, it would be a secondary violation."
Texas has reportedly declined to publicly comment on the Herman news. Herman was the offensive coordinator at Ohio State for multiple seasons before taking the Houston job.