Ohio State's Meyer Could Miss TCU Trip In September

Chris Sommer
August 02, 2018 - 7:08 am
Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer

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FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - Ohio State University put head football coach Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave Wednesday, as the school investigates claims his wife knew about allegations of domestic violence against an assistant coach long before he was fired last week.

The ex-wife of former Buckeyes assistant Zach Smith says she communicated with Shelley Meyer and other Ohio State coaches in 2015.  Zach Smith was fired after a court granted a protective order to Courtney Smith.  The couple separated in 2015 and divorced in 2016.  No criminal charges were filed against Zach Smith.

With Urban Meyer's status up in the air, it is unknown if he will be with the Buckeyes when they face TCU at AT&T Stadium on September 15. 

The Frogs and Ohio State replaced their scheduled home-and-home series with the single neutral-site game in Arlington.  According to NBC Sports, Ohio State will be paid $5 million for playing the game at AT&T Stadium.

Meyer is 73-8 at Ohio State, with a national title and two Big Ten championships. 

Offensive coordinator Ryan Day has been named acting head coach of the Buckeyes while Meyer is on leave. 

Meyer was hired by Ohio State in 2011 to replace former coach Jim Tressel, who was fired for lying to the NCAA.​