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When Ohio State Insiders Expect The Urban Meyer News To Be Announced

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 has now been on paid administrative leave for more than two weeks. Ohio State placed its head coach on leave on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

OSU announced on Sunday, Aug. 5 that its investigation into Meyer and the handling of domestic violence allegations against Zach Smith would be completed in two weeks. We're approaching that deadline.

College football insider Bruce Feldman appeared on FOX Sports 1 today and said that many people close to the situation are starting to feel that it's increasingly likely that Meyer retains his job.

“I think, from talking to people around this situation – not anyone that is investigating this – but people around the situation – there is an increasing chance that Urban Meyer retains his job," he said.

Two Ohio State beat reporters, Tim May and Bill Rabinowitz, did a podcast earlier this week and discussed the situation.

Both reporters feel that a final decision on Urban Meyer won't be announced until Monday, at the earliest.

Here's more of what they said:

May: "I would be surprised if there's not some penalty that comes from all of this. Whether it involves Urban Meyer and/or athletic director Gene Smith, that remains to be seen. Obviously Gene Smith was pulled into the focus only because that's who Zach Smith said called him off the road back in 2015 to answer to allegations that were, at that point, brought by his wife, now former wife Courtney Smith.

So we'll see where it goes. Who knows? They may just determine in Urban Meyer's case, he's going on 15-16 days of paid administrative leave, they figure that may be time served. You never know how these things go."


Rabinowitz: "As far as I will venture a guess as to what happens, I think I'm pretty firm in believing that he will not get off scott free, that Urban Meyer will pay some kind of price. Now maybe it is some kind of time served, but I expect there will be some kind of consequence, if only for the fact that he admitted not handling Chicago well. That's the bare minimum.

We don't know what the committee will uncover. If they uncover that Urban Meyer did not follow the protocol that he said he did, then all bets are off."

It looks like we're going to learn something official, one way or another, in the coming days. Stay tuned.