On Saturday, longtime author Jeff Snook reported that Texas head coach Tom Herman was the person who leaked news of the allegations against Zach Smith to college football insider Brett McMurphy, prompting his bombshell report that led to Urban Meyer’s potential departure from the Buckeyes’ program.
McMurphy denied that Herman was his source and the Texas head coach released a strong statement, also denying it.
“It is absolutely untrue. Neither I, nor anybody in my family, has ever communicated with Brett McMurphy about the situation at Ohio State,” Herman said via a spokesman.
McMurphy also tweeted:
“I have never revealed my sources in my nearly four decade journalistic career & I am not going to start now. However, I will say unequivocally that Tom Herman was not my source.”
New details have emerged. Eleven Warriors uncovered tweets and message board posts suggesting that at least someone in the Texas community was aware of the allegations against Smith.
“Brett McMurphy broke the details of Zach Smith’s past on July 23. However, three days prior, smoke spilled out of Texas,” Eleven Warriors tweeted.
Brett McMurphy broke the details of Zach Smith's past on July 23. However, three days prior, smoke spilled out of Texas.
What does this mean? Who knows, but it's interesting, that's for sure. pic.twitter.com/X9E0M7t93S
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) August 12, 2018
Rumors and speculation are constantly swirling on social media and message boards when it comes to the college football world.