About three weeks ago, Ohio State University (“OSU”) Head Football Coach Urban Meyer (“Coach Meyer”) released a statement in which he admitted to speaking “inaccurately” at Big Ten Media Days in July, but was otherwise a model citizen.
You can see my analysis of the positions Coach Meyer took in that statement, as well as his anticipated defenses strategies: HERE.
Last night, Coach Meyer and OSU executed on those defense strategies, taking the path I had suspected: that Coach Meyer was simply too confused by the questions and circumstances of Big Ten Media Days to answer truthfully, and that his actions there and in the past were imperfect, but reflect the (allegedly) muddy facts surrounding Coach Zach Smith (“Coach Smith”) and his wife Courtney.
But now comes the “independent” committee’s report, and given what it shows, it’s somewhat incredible that OSU elected on this path. (Incredible only if your metric for credulity rests on something other than winning football games, of course.)
Let’s dive in.