Urban Meyer remains on paid administrative leave as Ohio State wraps up its investigation into how Meyer handled assault allegations against one of his former assistant coaches. The investigative committee is set to announce its findings later this week.
What will happen to Urban Meyer? It depends who you ask.
Ohio State insider Jeff Snook believes there are three punishments on the table for Meyer. None of them suggest Meyer won't be with the team for the 2018 season.
Snook believes there will be a suspension, or perhaps a "time served" suspension. Here's what Snook had to say on the topic:
"When the final determination is announced by university president Michael Drake, I believe he will do one of three things: Issue a one-game suspension, a two-game suspension or an immediate reinstatement with 'time served.'
The latter would result from Meyer’s nearly three-week sentence in purgatory, while the investigation was conducted.
A possible suspension wouldn’t have anything to do with covering up domestic violence, I am told, but rather a result from some soap-opera type findings relating to his staff members that occurred at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in recent years."
A two-game suspension means Meyer would return to the team for its contest against TCU. Ohio State is expected to announce a decision on Urban Meyer's future on Wednesday morning.
The Buckeyes open the 2018 season against Oregon State.