Predictions for Urban Meyer's future at Ohio State have continued to evolve in recent days, with the Buckeyes' head coach releasing a statement on Friday and fired assistant coach Zach Smith doing several interviews later that day.
Meyer remains on paid administrative leave, but his status at Ohio State is going to be wrapped up at some point in the next two weeks.
The Buckeyes announced on Sunday night that its investigation into what happened is expected to conclude within two weeks.
ESPN College GameDay analyst David Pollack appeared on The Dan Patrick Show this morning and offered a new prediction for Meyer's future.
The new Urban Meyer prediction: Suspension, not firing.
ESPN's Paul Finebaum also believes he knows what's coming for Urban Meyer. He doesn't seem to think he'll be fired, either, appearing on WJOX 94.5 FM in Birmingham, Ala.
“I think it’s pretty obvious from Ohio State realizing that the moment they put him on administrative leave it telegraphed to everyone ‘he’s done,’ to Urban realizing he had to change the narrative by issuing that statement on Friday afternoon coinciding with Zach Smith’s just purely embarrassing interview with ESPN,” Finebaum said.
“And then, today, I think the betting line in Vegas is now shifting back toward Urban Meyer surviving somehow, whether it’s a two-game or four-game suspension; whether it’s a fine; whether it’s Urban Meyer sitting down with Rece (Davis) or Tom Rinaldi and crying on camera while Shelley looks at him and talks about how he’s the greatest man she’s ever known. You guys can spend plenty of time today coming up with the narrative, but I think we’ve all seen the movie before.”