Ohio State Presser: Urban Just Looks Pissed

Submitted by BursleyHall82 on December 4th, 2018 at 2:16 PM

He spoke for about 15 seconds. I don't think he thanked anyone besides "Buckeye Nation." Looked very pissed. Gene Smith talked more about Shelley than about Urban.

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Yost Ghost

December 4th, 2018 at 2:33 PM ^

This was my thought as well. They knew they should fire him but instead decided to end the relationship in a more "honorable" way with a gentlemen's agreement to part ways after the season. So they suspend him for 3 games to give Day a test run with the intent that once the season is over Meyer will move on. 

MGoGrendel

December 5th, 2018 at 9:56 AM ^

This is similar to Jordan's "retirement" right around the swirl regarding his gambling habits (some saying that he bet on NBA games).  During his [suspension] retirement, he played AA Baseball for the Chicago White Sox owner who, coincidentally also owned the Bulls.  After the [suspension] retirement was over, he returned to the NBA. 

Meyer will return to coaching.  He doesn’t have a “for cause” tag associated with him like the last Buckeye coach did.

MGoStrength

December 4th, 2018 at 2:43 PM ^

I wonder if the NCAA policies these sorts of roles because if he's working for the "athletic dept" by title, but in fact is acting as another assistant coach recruiting etc. that would give them an unfair advantage by retaining his recruiting prowess while releasing him of his coaching duties.

Squeezebox

December 4th, 2018 at 7:58 PM ^

I believe that only members of the coaching staff or grad assistants can have direct contact with players during practices.  This was brought up with some of Harbaugh's athletic department's hirings, like Devin Bush's father.I believe that only members of the coaching staff or grad assistants can have direct contact with players during practices.  This was brought up with some of Harbaugh's athletic department's hirings, like Devin Bush's father.

Bodogblog

December 4th, 2018 at 2:41 PM ^

This is how they got the president to accept it?  All the hand-wringing that day with the BOT, president, the wives... this is is what they came up with?  

That seems like it will certainly come out if true.  And that makes everyone involved look even slimier. What a joke they've made of their university. 

Imjesayin

December 4th, 2018 at 4:01 PM ^

You are thinking rationally. But this is OSU we’re talking about. 

This was their half-ass stupid compromise to allow Urban to save face, preserve the recruiting class, and, most of all, win more games.

They remember the Fickell year and couldn’t chance that again. This gives Day every opportunity to keep the train moving forward while placating the president’s ire.

#theosuway