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Reporter Says Texas Head Coach Tom Herman Tipped Off Brett McMurphy About Zach Smith

Tom Herman walking down the Texas Longhorns sideline.

AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 07: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns watches players warm up before the game against the Kansas State Wildcats at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

Nearly a week and a half ago, Brett McMurphy dropped a bombshell report alleging Urban Meyer knew of the domestic violence allegations against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith. The allegations stemmed from a 2015 incident involving Smith's ex-wife Courtney Smith.

McMurphy's report led to an admission from Meyer that he did, in fact, know about the domestic violence allegations and reported them to his superiors. Since the report dropped, Ohio State placed Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave and opened an investigation to see how Meyer handled the allegations.

Earlier this week, Ohio State beat reporter Jeff Snook dropped a new report where spoke with the mother of Zach Smith and the mother of Courtney Smith. In Snook's report, Zach Smith's mother alleged that Courtney Smith vowed to "take down" her husband and Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer.

On Saturday afternoon, Snook dropped another stunner on Facebook. According to Snook, University of Texas head coach Tom Herman was "tipster" who reached out to Brett McMurphy regarding the alleged assault against Zach Smith.

"I have confirmed that Texas Coach Tom Herman was the tipster who initiated Brett McMurphy's reporting, which led to this investigation at Ohio State," Snook wrote on Facebook.

If true, this is a shocking turn of events. Herman worked under Urban Meyer as Ohio State's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2012-2014.

Stay tuned for more.

Update: This afternoon, Brett McMurphy denied the report that Tom Herman was his source in his reporting on Zach Smith, Urban Meyer, and Ohio State. Herman has also denied speaking to McMurphy about the subject, and his wife Michelle has done the same.