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Report: Urban Meyer Told Zach Smith To Interview For Other Jobs

A closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Ohio State released a statement on the situation involving assistant coach Zach Smith this morning, saying the program would not be commenting on what is being described as a "personnel matter."

Smith, who's served on Urban Meyer's staff at Ohio State since 2012, reportedly had a domestic violence protection order served against him last week, according to court records.

The wide receivers coach was charged with a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespassing last week. He allegedly dropped off his son at his ex-wife’s apartment when he was supposed to drop him off at a prearranged public place.

"We are not going to comment at this time on the situation regarding Zach Smith. This is a personnel matter and we don’t typically discuss such matters publicly. We are continuing to monitor," Ohio State said in a statement.

Records have shown that Smith has a history of domestic violence allegations involving his ex-wife.

It's unclear at this point if Smith will be staying on Ohio State's staff, but a new report suggests that Meyer would prefer to have him elsewhere.

Jordan Strack reports that Meyer had Smith interview for other jobs this offseason.

"I have a source that tells me Zach Smith interviewed for multiple jobs this offseason at Urban’s request. It would seem that Urban has been trying to get Smith off the staff without firing him," Strack tweeted.

Meyer is set to speak at Big Ten Media Days on Tuesday. Stay tuned.