MY Buckeye Opinion:
The decision to suspend Urban Meyer is a Pyrrhic victory at best for The Ohio State University football program…The Administration…Alumni…Student Body and fans.
Increasingly, in a society where outright lies are the new “truth-The lines of reality vs. fiction become bent, bloodied and blurred beyond recognition. President’s get high without inhaling…They screw interns, mistresses, pornstars and playmates but don’t have sex. After that ridiculously inept press conference-The powers that be at OSU are evidentially lovers of such fiction. They tried punting from the back of the end zone of a lie when they should’ve taken the safety under the protective cover of the truth-Zach Smith was a serious problem, that for whatever reason…was never properly dealt with until it was too late in the game.
In their universe, Smith was hired after being fully vetted. The domestic incidents that began while he was an assistant to Meyer at Florida in 2009 seemingly vanished. As the years moved on and children became part of the picture…One constant remained=The obviously troubled and volatile relationship between Zach and Courtney Smith. There “were”photos, text messages and other red flags that were waving so hard-They would be impossible to ignore…Even by a coach taking medicine that might cause temporary memory loss.
Urban Meyer should have…could have…and might STILL have his reputation permanently damaged due to his loyalty to Earle Bruce as well as Earle’s troubled grandson. Bruce was regarded as a good coach and good man in general unless you ask folks that blame him for introducing Art Schlichter to gambling-Remember Earle wasn’t fired for not beating Michigan.
People make mistakes and lie…Unfortunately it’s a part of human nature. Most of us aren’t facing the responsibilities of leading the free world…a top notch football team or a university that is the size of a small city. I’m not sure if Urban Meyer should be held more accountable for his actions anymore than the POTUS…But
What I am sure about…Neither one is above the institutions they are supposed to proudly represent…No matter what they don’t recall…don’t say or don’t do.~Daryl~