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Ohio State Reveals Who Will Make The Final Decision On Urban Meyer

A closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Urban Meyer will learn his status as Ohio State's head football coach, one way or another, within the next two weeks, according to an update on the investigation taking place regarding the domestic violence allegations against now-former Buckeyes' assistant Zach Smith.

Ohio State announced late on Sunday night an update to the investigation the university is conducting into Meyer and the Buckeyes' football program. The investigation comes after a report by college football insider Brett McMurphy.

Meyer was put on paid administrative leave by Ohio State this past Wednesday. The Buckeyes started practice without him on Friday.

Ohio State said in its investigation that it is expected to be complete within two weeks.

"Ohio State is committed to a thorough and complete investigation," former Ohio House Speaker Jo Ann Davidson Davidson, the chair of the investigation, said in the statement. "We look forward to sharing the results of this investigation and any action the university may take."

Ohio State also revealed in its latest update who will be making the final decision on Meyer.

Urban Meyer's future in Columbus will be decided on by the school's president, Michael V. Drake.

Meyer has been at Ohio State since 2012. During that time, he's been one of the most-successful coaches in college football, leading the Buckeyes to a national championship in 2014. Ohio State is expected to start the 2018 season ranked inside the top five.

Ohio State is a couple of weeks away from beginning its 2018 season. The Buckeyes start the season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State.

At this point, it's unclear if Urban Meyer will be on the sideline for that game. We'll find out in about two weeks.