Urban Meyer Suspension Will Stay With Ohio State All Season

Urban Meyer has been suspended for three games, but his punishment could last much longer than that

After Hours with Amy Lawrence
October 30, 2018 - 7:45 am

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Urban Meyer has been suspended for three games, but his punishment could last much longer than that.

“I think it’s something that’s really going to stay with Ohio State all season long, just based on a lot of the stuff that’s come out since the suspension,” The Athletic’s college football reporter Chris Vannini said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “You have a lot of people who think maybe it wasn’t hard enough. There was a trustee at the school who has apparently resigned because he didn’t think it was strong enough – and Urban Meyer always draws a lot of ire from fans in general, so this is only taking it up a level. Then you’ve got the intense Ohio State supporters on the other side, so it’s been pretty vicious on social media. I think that will continue.”

Especially if Zach Smith continues to tweet as he did earlier this week. He criticized Courtney Smith, Brett McMurphy, and the media, among others.

“He’s been going off on Twitter the last couple days,” Vannini said. “It’s pretty clear that he is not going away quietly, either. So I expect this Ohio State thing to stay in the headlines.”

The Buckeyes open the season at home against Oregon State and Rutgers before a Week 3 showdown with No. 16 TCU on Sept. 15.

“I think Ohio State will be okay through its first two games and should handle their opponents, but then they’ve got TCU in Arlington in Week 3,” Vannini said. “That’s when the Urban Meyer suspension, I think, will really come into play – although he will be able to be with the team during the week, which helps.”