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Kirk Herbstreit Responds To Urban Meyer Suspension

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On Wednesday night, Ohio State announced head coach Urban Meyer will be suspended for the first three games of the college football season. This announcement comes on the heels of the school's investigation into how Meyer handled assault allegations against a former assistant coach.

Meyer will miss games against Oregon State, Rutgers, and TCU. Interim head coach Ryan Day will serve as the team's head coach for those games.

Following Ohio State's announcement, ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit was asked to weigh in on the decision. Herbie, an Ohio State alum, appeared to defend Meyer with his comments.

Here's what Herbstreit had to say.

"I think based on the findings from the investigation, the board and president felt that they were in a position where they had to do something. I think you could hear throughout the interview that they felt Urban Meyer was very forthcoming with a lot of the information they were able to find out - whether it was text messages or emails or times they talked with him.

The didn't feel that [Meyer] misled them or done anything to condone domestic violence or kinda of cover anything up. So in that case I think they felt very good about his intent.

At the end of the day what it comes down to is Urban Meyer missed some signs. He missed some red flags. He missed reading the tea leaves and in this case it came back to cost him."

You can hear Herbstreit's full comments on the matter here.

Ohio State opens the season against Oregon State. Urban Meyer will return to the sideline as a head coach in a game when the Buckeyes take on Tulane.