Urban Meyer has served his three-game suspension and is returning to his duties as head coach of the football team. Ryan Day finishes his Ohio State head coaching tenure undefeated. He’s the only coach in school history to not have a loss on his record.
Eleven Warriors has extensive coverage concerning Urban Meyer’s return press conference:
A bullet-point recap of what you need to know from today’s press conference:
- Meyer began his press conference by praising the “incredible effort” of the Buckeyes in their 40-28 win over TCU.
- On what he said at Big Ten Media Days: “I want to be very clear that there was zero intent to mislead.” Meyer explained that he didn’t clearly understand the questions that were asked. “I need to do a better job of listening.”
- Meyer says both he and Gene Smith told Zach Smith that he would be fired immediately if he found out he had committed domestic violence. Meyer said the reports he and his staff received indicated that Zach did not commit domestic violence, so he made the decision to continue to employ Zach.
- Meyer said Zach Smith received multiple job offers from other schools before this season, but made the decision to stay at Ohio State because he wanted to stay close to his children.
Meyer also took to Twitter to release (yet another) statement regarding the situation with Zach Miller and Courtney Smith:
— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) September 17, 2018
Meyer resumes duties with Ohio State set to take on the Toledo Green Wave on Saturday. The Buckeyes are undefeated so far in the season and are No. 4 in the latest AP Poll.