Friday afternoon, Ohio State released over 2,000 texts and emails in relation to the Zach Smith domestic violence allegations that broke last July. A few of them referenced coaches potentially leaving the Buckeyes for other opportunities.
In one text, then-head coach Urban Meyer, seemingly in frustration, listed out all of the other job opportunities his assistants had been offered in recent months. It included a note that Smith had been offered a job by Alabama after the 2017 season.
Meyer apparently convinced Smith to stay - despite the fact that he says Alabama offered more.
In the aftermath, Smith's ex-wife, Courtney, suggested she didn't know about the offer - and wondered if Smith had made it up for leverage.
Well, Smith took to Twitter on Friday night to address it. He says that Saban called Meyer about bringing Smith on.
For what it's worth, coaches try to poach assistants from other top programs all the time. Saban's staff the past few years has been ransacked because of the success he's had.
Also, there's no indication that Saban knew about anything in Smith's past before he made the call. So we shouldn't just to conclusions there.
We imagine Saban will be asked about all this soon. We'll keep you updated.