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Zach Smith: Urban Meyer Placed On Administrative Leave, What Did He Know?

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After reports surfaced that current Ohio State Head coach Urban Meyer allegedly knew of the domestic violence charges against recently fired WR’s coach Zach Smith, Ohio State places the three-time national title winning head coach on paid administrative leave on Wednesday.

Meyer, a 54-year-old native of Toledo, Ohio and two-time national title winner at Florida and 2014 title winner down in Columbus at Ohio State, reportedly was aware of the charges against Smith along with several of his current assistants.

On leave, Rich Day is acting head coach until the university investigation into the allegations that people around Meyer knew of the domestic violence accusation against Smith. If true, then Ohio State would have cause in firing Meyer.

Off the field scandals are nothing new to Meyer, as he has a history of player misconduct ranging from 31 players from his Gator championship team–that beat Ohio State–being arrested, most notably Aaron Hernandez, Janoris Jenkins to Brandon Spikes eye-gouging, to the highly-documented six-bender win-at-all-costs, no rules, mentality in Gainesville, where players had little to no accountability under his watch.

Even up north in his home state, he brought of his SEC antics with him in the form of misleading recruits such as current RB Mike Weber Jr. to lambasting Landon Young as “a bad player”

For all of his wins in Columbus, the 2014 national title, his sterling 73-8 mark, which includes a 11-3 Bowl mark and wins over some of the biggest brand names in the sport such as Alabama, USC, Oregon and Notre Dame, Ohio State needs to make the right call.

The call to fire Meyer. It’s the right thing to do.

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