Ohio State Responds To Report About Urban Meyer’s Likely Punishment

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Urban Meyer is set to learn his punishment stemming from Ohio State’s investigation into his handling of the domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith on Wednesday.Ohio State’s Board of Trustees are meeting at 9 a.m. E.T. on Wednesday. The board was briefed on the findings of the investigation on Monday.The Columbus Dispatch reported on Monday that Urban Meyer’s likely punishment is a suspension, not a firing. And that suspension could include time served.“Two sources connected to the investigation said the likely recommendation to university President Michael V. Drake is a suspension for Meyer. Drake and the board also could opt for a “time served” punishment since Meyer has been removed from football activities for more than two weeks,” The Dispatch reported.An Ohio State spokesman responded to The Dispatch’s report about Urban Meyer’s likely punishment late on Monday. The spokesman did not dispute it.“Ohio State spokesman Chris Davey did not dispute what the sources told The Dispatch, but he called their statements ‘reckless,’” Michelle Everhart tweeted.Update: Ohio State spokesman Chris Davey did not dispute what the sources told The Dispatch, but he called their statements “reckless.” Plus more updates: https://t.co/mZOX4QLcbU https://t.co/ev0CcQlZVm— Michelle Everhart (@meverhart26) August 21, 2018Urban Meyer has been on paid administrative leave since Wednesday, Aug. 1. If he were to be reinstated tomorrow, he would’ve served what ended up being a three-week paid suspension.Ohio State is set to open its season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State.last_img read more

Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz Hints At What He’ll Do After Coaching

first_img “You don’t have to just get old and crawl in a hole somewhere.”Longevity isn’t just a word to Kirk Ferentz; it’s a lifestyle. Inside the measures college football’s longest-tenured coach has taken to keep his mind & body fresh entering Year 21 at Iowa. https://t.co/QZGnFouXH8— Chad Leistikow (@ChadLeistikow) June 13, 2019Last year, in his 20th season at Iowa, Ferentz led the Hawkeyes to a 9-4 record that included an Outback Bowl upset over Mississippi State.Ferentz is the winningest coach in team history with a 152-101 record at Iowa, and has led the team to four top-10 finishes and two Big Ten championships.He has had only three losing seasons as head coach of Iowa, and only one since 2001.[Des Moines Register] A closeup of Iowa Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz wearing a Hawkeyes hoodie and a headset.CHAMPAIGN, IL – NOVEMBER 19: Head coach Kirk Ferentz of the Iowa Hawkeyes is seen during the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)At 63 years of age, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz still has plenty more football coaching left in him. But he does appear to have an idea in mind for what to do after his time with the team is over.In an interview with the Des Moines Register, Ferentz stated that he doesn’t plan to stop coaching, even after he eventually steps away as head coach someday. He revealed that he would likely continue working as a position coach, even on a volunteer basis if necessary.“Absolutely. That’s been the most fun I ever had, being an assistant coach,” he says. “That’s just pure teaching. That’s the essence of teaching, and it’s more hands-on than what I get to experience.”Ferentz does have significant experience as an assistant that just about any program would find mouth-watering. From 1993 to 1995, he was the offensive line coach under Bill Belichick at the Cleveland Browns. He stayed with the team in the same role when they became the Baltimore Ravens until he was hired by Iowa.Ferentz was also a former offensive line coach at Iowa in the 1980s before taking up his first head coaching job with Maine.last_img read more