ZS’s conduct was outrageous. Meyer obviously had a galaxy-sized blind spot for him and gave him the benefit of the doubt far too often.
Meyer unquestionably knew about:
-2009 DV allegations
-Strip club visit in 2014
-Missing recruiting trips
-Late to practice
-2015 DV allegations
-Substance abuse problems
-Packages delivered to WHAC
But what Meyer did know about ZS should have raised red flags the size of Ohio Stadium. Loyalty to a fault here, and it eventually put OSU in a bad light.
T9 coordinator and GS (the people who Meyer would report to) already knew about it. Using common sense, hard to come down on Meyer for thinking the university had it covered.
Also add that Meyer didn’t bring up 2009 incident when 2015 happened. Not a good look.
The reports were felony arrests, and he was fixated on that. I don’t think he deliberately lied, but he needed to do better in Chicago, and he didn’t.
I don’t, however, think this warranted termination.
-Raises ungodly amounts for cancer research at OSU
-Implemented Real Life Wednesdays
-Just 4 arrests in last 4 years
-Well respected in Columbus
You can’t forget all of that goodwill.
To the media, compare this to how Alabama handled Saban’s DV gaffes (literally doing nothing), or Colorado’s handling of a similar situation (coach paid a fine), and get off my lawn.
OSU took this seriously.
And it’s finally done, and I’m still proud to be a Buckeye. Football starts in nine days.
TBDBITL will ramp into SJA and play the Navy Hymn, and we will move on.