Urban Meyer is back in full capacity as Ohio State’s head coach. He took the podium today and laid everything on the table, answered all questions and gave further insight involving the domestic violence allegations and actions.
Urban Meyer is back as Ohio State’s head coach with no limitations, and he addressed the media today during the standing Monday presser during the season. This wasn’t your typical Monday press conference at Ohio State through.
Instead of sticking to football, Meyer laid out the timeline of events surrounding the Zach Smith situation and the rationale for his actions and decisions throughout the history of his time at Ohio State.
In case you missed the presser you can watch it in its entirety here. In the meantime, here are some highlights:
- Nick Bosa is undergoing further tests on his abdomen/groin and will be out against Tulane.
- Meyer reiterated the following:
- He stressed that did not lie at Big Ten Media Days. He was responding to reports of a felonious arrest which was not true. He should have done a better job of listening so that he did not mislead.
- He takes domestic violence very seriously. He has learned to ask more questions in scenarios like these rather than simply relying on law enforcement.
- Meyer did not delete texts from his phone, nor did he change the settings to delete messages greater than one year old. An IT person changed settings to provide more space.
- He apologized and is sorry for what Courtney Smith and her kids have gone through.
- When asked about memory issues relating to medication he has taken, Meyer revealed that he has had an issue with cysts that he has undergone several procedures and a surgery over. Some of the medication was heavy, but it does not affect his ability to coach the team.
- The offense can still get much better and he thanked Ryan Day, the players, and the entire coaching staff for doing a tremendous job in his absence.