Imagine the fate of your career and reputation being determined in a single, mid-week meeting you definitely cannot attend. How nervous would you be? The college football world might never know how Urban Meyer will be Wednesday morning, but at least we know talks about his future at Ohio State will be happening.
From damning allegations to a shoddy statement to a fan rally to a past arrest report to an investigation costing $500,000, the focus might actually, and finally, switch over to the No. 5 Buckeyes on the football field this week.
The university has announced its Board of Trustees will hold a private meeting Wednesday to discuss the future of its head football coach.
Here. We. Go.
The investigation into how Meyer, who was placed on paid administrative leave, handled the domestic abuse allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith has been the biggest buzz and cloud around the program, and the talk of the entire country,this month.
The outside law firm hired to conduct the investigation was briefing the 19-member board on Monday, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
At the meeting on Wednesday, there will be a public session before the panel goes behind closed doors in executive session to talk about the next steps.
Ohio State President Michael V. Drake will ultimately decide if Meyer will keep his job or face any sort of punishment.
According to the Dispatch: “Two sources connected to the investigation said the likely recommendation is a suspension for Meyer. Drake and the board could also opt for a “time served” punishment since Meyer has been removed from football activities for more than two weeks.”
Will Meyer return to the sidelines for the September 1 home opener? Or will it be co-offensive coordinator turned interim head coach Ryan Day who is at the helm? Does Meyer even coach another game for the Buckeyes?
The world will know soon enough, and you better believe Meyer will be hoping for the best come Wednesday morning.