Urban Meyer probe expected to end within 14 days, Ohio State says

The agenda includes a statement of opening goal and prayer, Ohio State cheers, Urban's story, and an open microphone time for fans.

A group of fervent Urban Meyer supporters rallied at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Monday to back the Ohio State football coach embroiled in scandal over domestic violence allegations against former assistant Zach Smith. This, despite the fact that the Ohio State coach denied knowing anything about it at Big Ten Media Days last week. The petition called "Save Urban Meyer" has amassed almost 25,000 signatures as of Sunday.

Last Wednesday morning, reporter Brett McMurphy released extensive text conversations and interviews with Courtney Smith, the ex-wife of former Buckeyes assistant Zach Smith, who was sacked by the university after his history of alleged domestic violence became public.

With Meyer's coaching career in jeopardy, a Ohio State fan started a Change.org petition in hopes of persuading the university to reinstate the coach. He also admitted lying to reporters about it.

Meyer's knowledge of the incidents came into question after college football insider Brett McMurphy reported that Smith had told Meyer's wife Shelley about the 2015 incidents and shared pictures of the injuries and text messages that she shared with McMurphy.

Smith has never been charged.

Smith, Ohio State's former wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator, was sacked in July after reports surfaced that an order of protection had been filed against him by his ex-wife Courtney Smith. The university hired an outside firm to conduct the probe. "We look forward to sharing the results of this investigation and any action the university may take".

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News.

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