Ohio State's fan base hasn't been very happy with college football insider Brett McMurphy for the past couple of weeks. McMurphy, formerly of ESPN and now at Stadium, is the reporter responsible for breaking the bombshell Zach Smith-Urban Meyer-Ohio State saga story.
That saga is set to conclude soon, as Ohio State's Board of Trustees is currently meeting to discuss the future of Meyer as the Buckeyes' head coach. A firing is not expected.
McMurphy, meanwhile, appeared on the radio on Tuesday and discussed some of the things Ohio State fans have said to him. They border on flat-out threats.
This probably shouldn't be surprising, but it's still pretty jarring.
“I’ve seen references to, ‘I’ll make sure he’s hanging from a tree.’ I’ve had people on Facebook message me and basically talk about things they would do to my daughter, who is 14 years old," McMurphy said during an interview with Fox Sports IHeartRadio, per 247Sports. "I don’t know what the definition of a threat is, but I’d say I have over 1,500 messages on Facebook and I would say 90 percent of them contain the F-word or ‘go have sex with yourself’ in a variety of manners.'
"All I know is that if Michigan’s play-calling under Harbaugh was as creative as some of the ways Ohio State fans have told me to have sex with myself, Harbaugh would have three national titles."
Every fan base has its fair share of nuts, of course, but Ohio State's base is certainly one of the most-passionate in the country.
Stay tuned, meanwhile, for an Urban Meyer decision. It could be coming soon.