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Kirk Herbstreit Responds To Fan Who Criticized Him For Urban Meyer Comments

A closeup of Urban Meyer in an Ohio State windbreaker.

PISCATAWAY, NJ - OCTOBER 24: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes during a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Earlier this week, Ohio State placed Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave after a bombshell report from Brett McMurphy alleged Meyer knew about the assault allegations against his former wide receivers coach Zach Smith. The allegations stemmed from a 2015 incident between Smith and his ex-wife, Courtney Smith.

Meyer denied there was an incident during his appearance at Big Ten Media Days just over a week ago. However, following the report, Meyer admitted that he knew of the assault allegations and that he passed it up the chain - presumably to athletic director Gene Smith.

In the wake of the report, many around the college football world were waiting for a comment from Kirk Herbstreit. The former Ohio State quarterback remained mum on the topic before a brief stint on SportsCenter.

The college football analyst said the following.

"Slow down, let all the information come in," Herbstreit said. "I want more information to come in. I want to see how Urban responds."

Herbie was called out for his comments on Twitter. He was called "out of touch."

Herbstreit has remained distant from the situation, which is the smart thing to do. All of the facts have not been released and the investigation is still ongoing at this point.

Until more is known, it doesn't make sense for Herbstreit to make public comments on what Ohio State should do.