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Questions Are Swirling About The Health Of Urban Meyer

urban meyer on the sideline of the maryland game

COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on during the first half against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field on November 17, 2018 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)

Questions are swirling about the health of Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer following today's overtime win at Maryland.

Meyer, for most of the game, did not look to be in great shape. Of course, this could just be because the Buckeyes were playing terribly and on the verge of a crushing upset loss.

Still, many are now questioning Meyer's status moving forward.

From Yahoo! Sports:

A source at Ohio State said after the game that Meyer appeared fine in the locker room and that the feeling on the staff is that he’d endured worse pain during games this season.

The fragility Meyer showed on the sideline reflected the Buckeyes on the field on Saturday. As Maryland shredded the Buckeyes for 535 yards, Meyer looked increasingly worse. Ohio State only held on to win in overtime after Maryland quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome missed a wide-open Jeshaun Jones on a two-point conversion that could have – and really should have – won the game for Maryland.

The pained images of Meyer on the sideline throughout the game brings his health back into focus, as he looked so tortured for most of the game that ESPN cameras zoomed in on him as much as the game action. Meyer appeared dazed, weak and needing to pause his movements at points to gather his strength to keep coaching the next play.

Meyer has said during the season that he's fine and that he often looks bad on the sideline because he cares so much about the game. However, this will probably be something worth monitoring moving forward.

Ohio State and Michigan are set to kick off at noon E.T. The game will be televised on FOX.