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ESPN's Desmond Howard Updates His Urban Meyer Prediction

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

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The future of Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer remains unclear, as the Buckeyes' leader has been on paid administrative leave for more than two weeks, but the school's investigation appears to be wrapping up.

Ohio State announced on Sunday, Aug. 5 that its investigation into Meyer and the handling of domestic violence accusations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith would be completed in two weeks. We're approaching that deadline.

College football analysts continue to update their predictions for the future of Meyer in Columbus.

ESPN College GameDay analyst Desmond Howard has said from the beginning that he didn't expect Meyer to lose his job.

Howard was recently asked to update his Urban Meyer prediction. Has he changed his mind?



On the ongoing controversy at Ohio State, where head coach Urban Meyer is currently on administrative leave:

"I can't tell you what the right move is, but I just think that he will coach (in 2018). When the news first came out, everybody said he was done, he was fired. There's no way he could survive. I was like 'just watch it play out. He will coach.'"

There you go.

Ohio State is set to open its season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State.