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Analyst Says There's A "0 Percent Chance" Urban Meyer Is Fired

A closeup of Urban Meyer wearing an Ohio State jacket.

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 31: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on against the Clemson Tigers during the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Everyone is weighing in with opinions on the future of Urban Meyer as Ohio State football's head coach following the latest news involving the scandal.

Ohio State announced late on Sunday night that the investigation into Meyer and how he handled the domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith will be completed within two weeks.

Many, though, expect it to take less time. Some experts believe a decision will be made by mid-next week.

One analyst, 105.7 The Zone's Bruce Hooley, appeared on The Dan Patrick Show this morning. He offered his latest opinion on Urban Meyer's future at Ohio State.

He outlined the percentages as follows:

  • 0 percent chance Urban Meyer is fired
  • 50 percent chance Urban Meyer gets a multi-game suspension
  • 50 percent chance Urban Meyer gets no punishment at all

Several analysts at ESPN are also starting to believe that Urban Meyer will keep his job. Paul Finebaum stated on Monday that it's getting "pretty obvious" that Meyer will not be fired.

“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.”

ESPN's David Pollack, meanwhile, also believes that Meyer will not be fired. He sees a suspension coming for the Buckeyes' head coach.