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Paul Finebaum Reacts To What He Saw At The Urban Meyer Rally

A closeup of Urban Meyer wearing an Ohio State jacket.

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 31: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on against the Clemson Tigers during the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

A group of Ohio State fans held an Urban Meyer rally outside Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Monday night. It was not a great look.

There was some chanting and some offensive signs. Roughly 200 people showed up, according to reports.

ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum reacted to what he saw at the Urban Meyer rally during an appearance on Outside The Lines today.

From Saturday Down South:

“The people that show up to events like this don’t care about what the best look is,” the SEC Network host said. “They have blind loyalty… but that’s what we saw last night. We saw fans and parents of former players who don’t care about the facts, they don’t care about anything other than preserving the football program.”

“We’ve sat here many times talking about these issues but they continue to repeat themselves and that is one of the underlining stories of all this and Ohio State you would have expected more from them, you would have expected them to at least attempt to do the right thing and I’ve yet to see that.”

The father of former Ohio State star running back Ezekiel Elliott was one of the people who showed up to the rally.

Urban Meyer remains under paid administrative leave. Ohio State has said that the investigation is expected to take two weeks.