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ESPN's Desmond Howard Reacts To Urban Meyer's Punishment

Desmond Howard gives his take on ESPN.

Everyone has had a reaction to Ohio State's decision on Urban Meyer following the investigation into his handling of domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith.

Meyer, a three-time national champion, has been suspended for the first three games of the 2018 season. He will be able to return to practice on Sept. 2 following the Week 1 game against Oregon State. Meyer just won't be able to be on the sideline on game day until the fourth contest of the year.

Much of the reaction to this punishment has been negative, at least from a national media angle. Most believe that Meyer deserved more based on what was revealed in Ohio State's full report.

Desmond Howard took to Twitter on Wednesday night to react to the news.

The ESPN College GameDay analyst has said from the beginning that he did not think Urban was going to be fired. He was right.

"I knew he wouldn't get fired (tweeted that from day 1) but I thought he would get time served. So he'll miss 3 games," he tweeted.

ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit, meanwhile, said he thinks Meyer could have handled the press conference better.

"I would’ve loved to have seen Urban go to the podium with tears in his eyes rather than have a prepared statement," Herbstreit said of Meyer on SportsCenter.

ESPN'sCollege GameDay will be at Notre Dame-Michigan for Week 1. We'll see if they go to Ohio State (and potentially interview Urban Meyer) at some point during the upcoming season.