NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 17: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes waits for a play on the field in the second half of their game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Urban Meyer’s future at Ohio State remains in doubt, with the Buckeyes’ head coach being placed on paid administrative leave, but ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum believes he knows what is coming next.The ESPN college football analyst appeared on WJOX 94.5 FM in Birmingham, Ala. this morning and spoke about what he thinks is coming next for Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes.Finebaum says it’s “pretty obvious.”“I think it’s pretty obvious from Ohio State realizing that the moment they put him on administrative leave it telegraphed to everyone ‘he’s done,’ to Urban realizing he had to change the narrative by issuing that statement on Friday afternoon coinciding with Zach Smith’s just purely embarrassing interview with ESPN,” Finebaum said.“And then, today, I think the betting line in Vegas is now shifting back toward Urban Meyer surviving somehow, whether it’s a two-game or four-game suspension; whether it’s a fine; whether it’s Urban Meyer sitting down with Rece (Davis) or Tom Rinaldi and crying on camera while Shelley looks at him and talks about how he’s the greatest man she’s ever known. You guys can spend plenty of time today coming up with the narrative, but I think we’ve all seen the movie before.”Finebaum has been highly critical of Meyer in recent days, calling him an “arrogant fraud” on ESPN.“When we’re talking about arrogance, that seems to go hand in hand with Urban Meyer,” Finebaum said. “And listen, I have always liked him personally, I’ve respected his coaching ability. But you can’t look past the University of Florida. I mean, he left a disaster down there. Oh yeah, he won two national championships — thank you, Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin and countless other players that have been in the NFL since then — but he left his entire legacy in burned ashes.”Ohio State, meanwhile, announced on Sunday night that its investigation into Urban Meyer should be completed in two weeks. Stay tuned.
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