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Zach Smith Was Asked What He'd Think If Urban Meyer Got Fired

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)

Former Ohio State assistant Zach Smith did an interview with ESPN's Dan Murphy on Friday, attempting to clear the air on exactly what Urban Meyer knew regarding the 2015 allegations of domestic violence against the wide receivers coach. At the end of the interview, Smith was asked how he'd react if Meyer lost his job as a result of the scandal.

In short, Smith does not believe that Meyer should be fired be the university. He thinks that Meyer acted appropriately and did what he was supposed to do, given the situation.

Here's what Smith had to say:

"I'd be heartbroken for Ohio State, for the players. For him and his family. It would be dead wrong.

If he loses his job, it would be dead wrong. And that's the guy who fired me. It would be a crime."

Smith also told Murphy that Meyer (and school AD Gene Smith) knew about the allegations. Smith says Meyer told him he'd fired him if he learned that they were true.

Now, we wait to see what Ohio State will do. Meyer has issued a statement in response to McMurphy's report, which seems like a legal play. We'll know more in the coming days.