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There's A Growing Consensus On What Ohio State Will Do With Urban Meyer

A closeup of Urban Meyer in an Ohio State windbreaker.

PISCATAWAY, NJ - OCTOBER 24: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes during a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Urban Meyer has yet to learn his fate as Ohio State's head football coach. The three-time national title-winning coach was placed on paid administrative leave last week. A university investigation is underway.

The investigation, according to Ohio State, is expected to take about two weeks. The Buckeyes are set to open the regular season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State.

While details of the investigation are unclear, and we're still days away from knowing what is going to happen with Urban Meyer's job, a consensus appears to be developing.

That consensus: Urban Meyer is not going to be fired.

Today, Columbus radio host Bruce Hooley went on The Dan Patrick Show and said he believes there's a "zero percent chance" Meyer is fired.

Monday, ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum appeared on the radio and said it's "pretty obvious" that Meyer will be retained.

“I think it’s pretty obvious from Ohio State realizing that the moment they put him on administrative leave it telegraphed to everyone ‘he’s done,’ to Urban realizing he had to change the narrative by issuing that statement on Friday afternoon coinciding with Zach Smith’s just purely embarrassing interview with ESPN,” Finebaum said.

“And then, today, I think the betting line in Vegas is now shifting back toward Urban Meyer surviving somehow, whether it’s a two-game or four-game suspension; whether it’s a fine; whether it’s Urban Meyer sitting down with Rece (Davis) or Tom Rinaldi and crying on camera while Shelley looks at him and talks about how he’s the greatest man she’s ever known. You guys can spend plenty of time today coming up with the narrative, but I think we’ve all seen the movie before.”

Also on Monday, ESPN's David Pollack appeared on Dan Patrick's show. He, too, thinks there won't be a firing.

Desmond Howard, also, believes Meyer will keep his job.

Jeff Snook, an author of multiple Ohio State football books, says he won't be surprised if Meyer is on the sideline Week 1 vs. Oregon State.

Of course, no one really knows what Meyer's fate will be. But, it seems like analysts are starting to believe that there will be no firing.

Stay tuned.