The Decision: Official Urban Meyer Decision Open Thread CH. 10

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joebuckeye5's picture

This has to be it.  But if history has taught us anything, this is just the beginning.  See you all in CH. 30.

RollRedRoll's picture

Why has Urban been there for 7 or so hours if they had nothing decided? Not a good way to treat an employee

buckeyenut74's picture

Yeah, it’s BS how they have handled this whole thing. 

booj's picture

plot twist: this was his punishment all along

Buckeye1996's picture

Cut the delivery of food, and you will have a decision in an hour (repost to new thread).

"Most Noahs have two of everything, he's got four tonight" - Gus Johnson on Noah Brown's 4 TD catches against Oklahoma.

booj's picture

cut access to the shitter and we'll have it in 15 minutes

EnonBuck79's picture

I will be emotionally bankrupt at Chapter 13..

GrandTheftHarley's picture

ISWYDT.

Chapter 11 notwithstanding? ;-)

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

JT Buckeye's picture

I was wiped out at Chapter 7

*Sipping the Buckeye Kool-Aid since 1995

EnonBuck79's picture

Notwithstanding. I think they just want more pizza tomorrow...

LoudBuckeyeGirl's picture

We should skip Chapter 13 - it seems like it could be bad luck.

The bobbleheads have had their pep talk. Time for some football. 

Buck298's picture

Well Chapter 11 is no picnic either. 

Send the Earth Reverberating

analyticalguy's picture

This is getting exhausting! I may just tune in to "news at 11."

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Let's all remember that the report that Drake is disputing the final decision is naught more than hearsay. Let's not turn into the interweb mob we've detested through the past three weeks.

Tom Brady lost to John Cooper. Never forget.

bsanders2519's picture

Wait a second...are you trying to be rational?

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Wait... am I?
*Points pitchfork at himself*

Tom Brady lost to John Cooper. Never forget.

USArmyBuckeye's picture

Legitimately wasted some nice scotch through my nose on that one

bsanders2519's picture

Ill have to find you in another thread somewhere to UV you.

Buckeye1996's picture

Very true. It is hard not to go all rogue while in the pocket with pressure.

"Most Noahs have two of everything, he's got four tonight" - Gus Johnson on Noah Brown's 4 TD catches against Oklahoma.

OSU_JD's picture

Biddle is saying it comes from "multiple sources".  I have no reason to doubt him.  All reporting is "hearsay" when you get down to it:  a reporter is telling you what other people have told him.

Given what we know, it fits with Drake's "character" entirely. 

RollRedRoll's picture

I thought that’s how this whole mess started, with the story fitting people’s character 

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

I'm not disagreeing with you. But after this fiasco, I'm reluctant to trust any reporter, regardless of if their report is in Meyer's favor.

Tom Brady lost to John Cooper. Never forget.

cledaybuck's picture

Didn’t Dave Biddle once erroneously report someone’s death?

Dasniksder's picture

Biddle and Clay Hall are both reporting that Drake is the issue.

Grisle's picture

This is fucking ridiculous. This should have been resolved hours ago.

biggy84's picture

Agreed! If rumors are true, show Drake the door. He wants the head of the HC after he took the scalp of the band director. Go back West, Drake!

Popsikle211's picture

Who tried to set the over/under at 5 of these? 

Jumar's picture

Somebody that wasn't very smart.

If you continue to think what you always thought, you will continue to get what you always got. #AlumforStaff

OSU_JD's picture

In fairness, the Mods originally set the "breaking off" point at 400 comments.  They've now modified that to 250. 

Jumar's picture

Always take the over and don't underestimate 11w addiction.

If you continue to think what you always thought, you will continue to get what you always got. #AlumforStaff

KBonay's picture

<<clever upvote gif>>
 

bsanders2519's picture

If I find out this day has mostly been spent on speech writing and practice on responses to media questions, I will be ticked because I do not have the self control to just wait and listen to the final verdict when it comes.

EnonBuck79's picture

You think they have had Tim Hortons coffee with the coach yet?....If they have, then he's still the coach..

RollRedRoll's picture

Well if some members of the BOT left hours ago, who exactly is left in the boardroom 

Bucks's picture

Congrats interneters, you brought down 11w again with your traffic ways! Time for the higher ups to look into a higher mortgage payment.

Joking aside, how many server upgrades have there been over the years? 20? 30?

Homey1970's picture

What is the over/under for 'Thread Chapters'?

Jumar's picture

Whatever it is take the over...unless servers crash again.

If you continue to think what you always thought, you will continue to get what you always got. #AlumforStaff

USArmyBuckeye's picture

Hopefully only a boat load of crow for certain (read, many) media personalities

Barfolomew's picture

I'm hearing the BoT and Drake are actually on the same page and it's Bob Evans that is the holdup

Homey1970's picture

Deliberations have dragged on so long, the wait has certainly aged Urban...   

JCM's picture

What I really wanna know is... what about Jimmy Dean?

Once a Buckeye, Always a Buckeye

Homey1970's picture

He died 8 years ago, in Varina, VA, not far from my current home. 

Not sure if that is a 'claim to fame' or not. 

JCM's picture

Sure why not. I grew up on that sausage...originally a southern boy.

Once a Buckeye, Always a Buckeye

Voldemort's picture

This is just annoying at this point.  I'm guessing no decision comes today.

USArmyBuckeye's picture

I feel like genes arrival is a harbinger if a press conference within an hour or two

Voldemort's picture

I would enjoy nothing more than being proven wrong!

USArmyBuckeye's picture

And I would enjoy being correct (even more so than usual lol)

SilverState's picture

"Year for what?"

NoMad Buck's picture

Uh oh, what does he mean by "drama"? Is that good or bad drama?

WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN!?!?!?!

outdoorbuckeye's picture

Gonna have to glue my fingers crossed while I sleep if this ain't over soon.

Homey1970's picture

They're just waiting until everybody leaves the parking lot before they adjourn.  

DCBuckeye33's picture

The only thing I am certain of at this point is that by having such a fear of looking foolish publically, the board and drake have made themselves look very very foolish publically. what a damn farce THEY made this

GO BUCKS

My Dad Is A Wolverine But I&#039;m A Buckeye's picture

Never turn a one day story into a two day story. Whoops. I'm giving up soon.

Number 1 rule in life: always beat That Team Up North. 

Baroclinicity's picture

If they weren't close, one would think it would have been announced that they would reconvene tomorrow...

Priority #1:  Beat Michigan

HOLYbucknut's picture

Just took my first break at work and woof! Things have gone bonkers in that time!

js2378's picture

The concern is if Drake puts his foot down and forces the Board's hand, it optically looks terrible that OSU kept the football coach and fired the president. That will certainly put us into the spotlight again for not so good editorials.

RollRedRoll's picture

Bro we are in the spotlight right now and aren’t going anywhere soon. Do the right thing always, the truth will set you free.

Extramedium's picture

There will be hundreds of negative editorials regardless 

joebuckeye5's picture

People need to stop being worried about public perception and worry about the truth.  If Urban Meyer did nothing wrong as it continues to sound like and Drake wants to suspend him anyway than Drake should deservedly get fired.

Buck298's picture

Screw the editorial writers. I see zero reason to make any decisions based on what the media says. Make a decision based on facts. 

Send the Earth Reverberating

SilverState's picture

"Year for what?"

Kangarooman's picture

This would be odd, though, as many board members have already left..

Knarcisi's picture

They could, but they want everyone on board with the decision, namely the university president. 

bd2999's picture

They could, but pretty sure they want to all agree with this situation. Not by bare majority or wahtever. 

Trabbic's picture

I replied to him via Twitter, but he is incorrect. Per Ohio public meeting law, the only thing that they can vote on while in executive session, is to leave executive session. All other votes must be public.

johnblairgobucks's picture

Drake must believe CS. I guess Drake has been so insulated by his intellect, he doesn't believe how crazy and devious "average" people can be.
Does Drake also believe the police screwed this up?
Does Drake not believe CS's own mother?
This is ridiculous.
I wouldn't blame Meyer 1 bit if he walked away, if given a suspension

faux_maestro's picture

Check out the post above yours. The one with the tweet. Having had experience with boards, Kyle is absolutely correct. This process isn't being held up by a disagreement between the BoT and Drake. Biddle was fed bs from someone.

They're all chickens. The rooster has sex with all of them.

JarheadBuck's picture

Depends.  I've been involved with boards at times when the first thing they agreed on was that due to the nature of the decision, no final say would be made until it's unanimous.

booj's picture

with a decision of this magnitude, it's not uncommon for decision-making bodies to have a strong desire for a united front. prevents vindictive leaking, prevents sniping. generally speaking, it's the best outcome. A decision that's, say 14-6, particulary in favor of reinstatement, carries a lot of room for outsiders to criticize. Biddle's reporting is not inconsistent with the board's inner workings as outlined in the tweet you referenced.

IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Booj FTW

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

Extramedium's picture

I'd guess they want to be on the same page.

Gmac44135's picture

He probably does not trust police officers so of course they are covering it up as well.

BucksWinItAll's picture

sounds like a real smart fellow.  fuck drake

ELJTSA76's picture

Smart people are usually more crazy - not Mr & Mrs Smith crazy (usually), but intellectuals are not what most would call “normal” people. 

GrandTheftHarley's picture

I'd be surprised if they have a decision made and a press conference to go with it right now (5:47 EDT).

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

DCBuckeye33's picture

Yea, it feels too late in the day for them to announce anything. I bet any movement being reported is simply people leaving to pick it up again tomorrow. Which, YAY!

GO BUCKS

GareBear's picture

Classic. Better be a good reason for it.

Likely isn’t. 

Michigan sucks

jamesrbrown322's picture

They’re gonna push this all the way to the Friday news dump.

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing." - Abraham Lincoln

RollRedRoll's picture

If they don’t announce today that is bad for Urban. You don’t go 2 days and then say back to work nothing to see here.

bd2999's picture

I am surprised they are still meeting.

BStateOuckeyes69's picture

The longer this goes, the more of an embarrassment it becomes.

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GareBear's picture

Will the servers be awarding HS retroactively?

Asking for a friend. 

Michigan sucks

bleedscarletpissmaize's picture

Staff is giving out 250 per comment after the decision as a way of saying thanks for all the ad revenue today.

tbdbitlbuck's picture

Can we just get some Robert’s Rules of Order in that meeting!

JarheadBuck's picture

Forget that.  We need some Robert DeNiro (Al Capone from The Untouchables) meeting management.

GlassCityBuckeyes's picture

I don't see us getting the verdict today.

Noon games suck

Homey1970's picture

What date/time is Columbus planning the #FreeUrban parade?

FROMTHE18's picture

hopefully now so that we can get this over with and have our coach back 

RollRedRoll's picture

Yes, from the start to the finish.

WVBuckeye's picture

It's only embarrassing because we are making a big deal out of it.

RollRedRoll's picture

Not making a big deal out of it, it’s actually pretty simple. Either he did what he was supposed to or he didn’t. Old principle applies here, KISS (Keep it simple stupid)

BeaverOhioBuckeye's picture

Why wouldn't we when you support something you want it to succeed. If Dave Biddles reports are true we have a president that's failing and being too stubborn to budge. I personally as a donor and supporter of tOSU am embarrassed that a group of people cant agree on a cut and dry case.

d1145fresh's picture

Short term it seems like an embarrassment but long term this is good. If the trustees met and walked back out an hour later reinstating Urban people would go crazy saying they didn't do anything. After 8 hours you can't say they didn't at least discuss the situation in depth. 

keith7456's picture

Comments are slowing. I think everyone is getting exhausted with the whole thing right now.

DCBuckeye33's picture

i think its more people have left work and no longer need the distraction!

GO BUCKS

analyticalguy's picture

True. I'm leaving the office now and will have better things to do.

BStateOuckeyes69's picture

I'm gonna go win another national title in NCAA 14 dynasty mode until I get a notification on my phone.

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tbdbitlbuck's picture

Does the board not realize the longer this drags on, the more the national media will feed on this as “indecision”?

booj's picture

you're absolutely right. I think they were pushing hard for unanimity for PR reasons, but we're at the tipping point. even if they get unanimity now, it will look coerced or cajoled--the result of browbeating and horsetrading instead of conviction.it's time to let everyone make their opinion known and vote their consciences, follow the parliamentary rules they set out for these decisions, and let the chips fall where they may.

OSU56's picture

This is insane.....

Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.

 

B1Gspeed's picture

Drinking is pretty much guaranteed. 

;-{)}

Homey1970's picture

You mean, you haven't been doing that all day?

Seattle Linga's picture

Here's hoping we won't see a Chapter 11 

Focusing on Penn State !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

Seattle Sounders 2019 MLS Champions

BucknutinNC's picture

This has drug on so long today, this is ridiculous! Just make the announcement already!

A.E. Porter

dwcbuckeye's picture

Just take a fucking team vote and get it over with

BABuckeye's picture

Is the  LSU team voting again? Whether to keep the kid who beat up his GF?  They’re so good with that Cajun form of democracy. At least the people of LA can get a decision quicker and not bear the $500k cost of an investigation. 

ohst8buxCP's picture

I thought my Car was stolen for about 5 minutes today leaving work, couldn't figure out where I parked it...... that 5 minutes where all I was worried about was where my car was and wasn't thinking about this shitshow was the most relaxing 5 minutes of my day.

GlassCityBuckeyes's picture

What time does the team end practice? I'm sure the other coaches/team will be addressed prior to the media and general public.

Noon games suck

PsyBuck's picture

Next thing we hear should either be the start of the press conference or the announcement that it won't be today. I'd say 630 would be the latest they would do a press conference but that's just a guess.

"No we don't give a da*n 'Bout the whole state of *ichigan"

motobuckeye's picture

What could possibly be taking so long!!??  If someone were to walk into the room, you’re probably going to find everyone playing twister.  Let’s get this over with!  #FREEURBAN

SlickityDarza's picture

Breaking: Buck68 arrives at Longaberger Alumni House

BTBuckeye's picture

Everything we do is Prime Time...lol

::pops tums::

Brohio's picture

We're not getting a decision today. 

JT Buckeye's picture

Scary thought... what if Urban didn't do exactly what he was supposed to, leaving room for interpretation?  Some are holding out thinking we'd be flayed because he didn't follow rules to the letter, while some are saying that it's no big deal and wouldn't have changed anything.  What if the hang up today is some crap ass SNAFU?  I keep reading comments that assume Urban did what he was supposed to do.. but what if he didn't?

*Sipping the Buckeye Kool-Aid since 1995

PsyBuck's picture

If that's the case, then this is the most tight lipped group of 20+ people ever. Haven't heard a SINGLE thing that even begins to support that viewpoint.

"No we don't give a da*n 'Bout the whole state of *ichigan"

JT Buckeye's picture

Me either...

*Sipping the Buckeye Kool-Aid since 1995

tussey's picture

I feel like if he didn't do everything that he was supposed to do, it would actually make it easier for the BoT to fire him.  

RollRedRoll's picture

#FireDrake #FireGene #FreeUrban #FreeJack

Homey1970's picture

A lot of Michigan State fans hitting the site. 

ELJTSA76's picture

Interesting, it looks like Georgia and Tennessee are paying attention, along with DC, NY, and Chicago... but I expected the latest three. 

ohiopanda's picture

Nothing better to do in Atlanta

GoBucksOSU's picture

At what point do we call this incompetence? He either followed protocol or he didn't. Nobody should be leaving that room until Urban is reinstated.

buckeyenut74's picture

You’re correct, either he did, or didn’t do the thing. 9 hours later and they can't figure it out. I could’ve 3 weeks ago. 

namod65's picture

New post from Jeff Snook:

"6 p.m. UPDATE: Urban Meyer will not be fired. Board of trustees and university president Michael Drake engaging in intense debate of suspension vs. immediate reinstatement. Meyer argued passionately against suspension, stating he committed no wrong-doing. No resolution yet."

Buckeye Knight's picture

IF these reports are true about Drake vs The Board, #FireDrake.  If Urban did nothing wrong, there should be no further punishment.

CAN 11W CONFIRM THE DRAKE VS BOARD REPORTS?

OhioAgainstTheWorld34's picture
Buckeye1996's picture

This is not healthy as we've discussed a few days ago. Under this scenario, if Urban gets a suspension but believes he does not deserve it, then there will be a break in trust with admins which will fester and lead to huge issues later on.

Urban should stick to his no suspension stance. He has all the cards to play here and Drake has none. Urban can easily walk and should if he believes fully that he did nothing wrong but is punished for the sake of being punished.

"Most Noahs have two of everything, he's got four tonight" - Gus Johnson on Noah Brown's 4 TD catches against Oklahoma.

Dstacify's picture

My God Drake is fighting a lost cause if he thinks suspending Meyer when there is no reason for it is a good look for the school. Newsflash, Roger Goodell specializes in that in the NFL Drake. And he's not well-liked at all. Why did the Board even hire this guy? At this point he's wasting everyone in that building's time.

11 Strong.

ELJTSA76's picture

If true, he is writing his ticket out of town. Maybe it won’t be this year, but a contentious embattlement with the board only leads one way. The next one could be the last straw, if he decides to stay as president. 

Dstacify's picture

He's only making his working relationship with Meyer tenuous going forward by pushing for this suspension. And he's really stupid enough to care more about what guys like McMurphy, Finebaum, and Trevor Matich think (guys he'll probably NEVER interact with directly in his life) than what the OSU students and his co-workers think? This is a disgusting move by him no question and it's hurting a lot more people than just the Meyers.

11 Strong.

Nairion's picture

Has anyone set up a livestream on the board room yet?
This is better than that dumb panda

buckeyenut74's picture

Yes, if this is true, fire Drake now. I just had an argument with my wife on who is more important, Meyer, or Drake. I told her Meyer, in my opinion, it ain’t close. 

JarheadBuck's picture

Not even worth discussion...Drake's are a dime a dozen and Urban is one of a kind.

Kangarooman's picture

If true, Drake is picking up a sword and falling on it for political purposes. Pathetic.

RunEddieRun1983's picture

If the investigation shows no wrong doing on Meyers part, it’s time to get this shit over with and Drake needs to shut his hole

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

My Dad Is A Wolverine But I&#039;m A Buckeye's picture

So much for Drake taking the recommendation of the board into consideration. What a train wreck, my goodness.

Number 1 rule in life: always beat That Team Up North. 

stantmann's picture

Just made this.. EDIT: crap, didn't work. Try going to this directly... https://makeameme.org/meme/michael-drake-youre

 

"When you're part of a team, you stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad, because they'd do the same for you." Yogi Berra

buckeyenut74's picture

This is exactly why you can’t trust educators to make athletic decisions 

aj99's picture

"athletic decisions"   any decisions of importance.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

If this is true, fuck Michael Drake. Spineless piece of shit just like he was with Waters. I won't give a penny of my money to OSU as long as he's in charge if Urban has to eat a suspension or worse. Fucking coward.

Class of 2010.

LABuckeye's picture

Please keep in mind that if some semi-believable source posts something, others are likely to parrot it. Suddenly, you have “multiple sources are reporting” something that may be total poppycock.

Homey1970's picture

Tim May is now tweeting the rumored impasse between the BoT and Drake as if fact.  Seems like a legit issue. 

Buckeye Knight's picture

Tim May is a solid source.  Would still like 11W confirmation.

Bucks's picture

He is. Very off-topic but it was flat out hilarious to see him & Beau doing ... Buckeye Blitz I think was the name. Tim doesn't really have a shut off button & on more than one occasion you could see Beau ready to choke him to death.

booj's picture

guys i'm starting to break. we're all just screaming into an uncaring void and love is a lie.

Kangarooman's picture

OUR PETS HEADS ARE FALLIN OFF

Homey1970's picture

We're not an 'uncaring void'!  11W is a community full of love and compassion.  Now put down the keyboard and take a drink of some booj.  

booj's picture

the maw of the emptiness is snapping shut around us. the world is darkening. all that exists now is meaninglessness. chaos. our generations long war with entropy is over, and we've lost. lies masquerade as truth. fantasy as reality. the void stares back and smiles.

JarheadBuck's picture

Hold on...are you really Buck68?

B1Gspeed's picture

Unlikely. I don't see any usage of  ;-{)}

;-{)}

SleepyLeviathan's picture

"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee."

-Friedrich Nietzsche

Honestly I'm shocked they're still in session. If nothing else, the media cannot say that this wasnt thoroughly reviewed, discussed, and debated.

I think Meyer gets reinstated or "time served".

A: Drake serves at the boards pleasure.
B: We can get another Michael Drake. The BoT knows that we likely aren't getting another Urban Meyer if it comes down to it.

C: If the report, that you paid $500k to have conducted, recommends reinstatement, you need to stick to your guns, and hold that report up far and wide for the leeches at the media to get an eyeful. Let them screech all they like, they're going to do that no matter what happens. The ideal solution would be...

The University makes a statement about the changes to reporting, and the other stuff they are doing moving forward. They then announce based on the report received by the board, that Head Coach Urban Meyer will be reinstated, effective immediately.

By doing this, they...

A: Retain the respect of their fans, and the trust of the coach/team by taking a stance behind their team.

B: Present a solid front behind evidence gathered by an independent team of investigators.

The Media has already been walking back their statements over the last few days. I think they are now seeing that they didnt get the whole story and got swept up in their own sensationalist rhetoric. If Ohio State presents a strong front right now, behind the facts, with our coach, I think the media turns their attention elsewhere.

Just my .02

Skunk bear blood's picture

Gut feel......at this point I feel like the parties involved wanted this to drag on.  Then it could be said that the decision process was one for the record books....epic....and doing it right.  Or maybe I'm just tired and need a nap.  :)

OFFS

RollRedRoll's picture

this better not be the issue, because if it is Drake should have been fired hours ago.

Molandisi's picture

...or years ago when he fired Jon Waters to show everyone who was in charge (regardless of right and wrong).

buckeyenut74's picture

If it is true they found no wrong doing, why in the world would Meyer accept a suspension. I wouldn’t either. Come on Wexner, tell Drakey boy who the boss is. 

keith7456's picture

No matter what happens. Someone please make a petition for Drakes resignation.

SilverState's picture

"Year for what?"

johnblairgobucks's picture

Dudes wanted a cigarrette break, and needed to find a diffetent side of the building....too many cameras out back

Buckeyechuck5's picture

They politely came outside and farted, then promptly went back inside......

"Life is not about how hard you can hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. THATS HOW WINNING IS DONE!!" - Rocky Ballboa

Mostly Gray's picture

President Drake is an employee of the Board of Trustees and serves at the pleasure of the board so his influence is limited in that room.

Homey1970's picture

But if he's fired or quits over this, it will be played as a cover-up by the media.

Mostly Gray's picture

I cannot comment on “how it will be covered” but the board members and specifically the Board Chair are the executives of the University and are charged with its well being.

PsyBuck's picture

Not if the report is released and completely vindicates Meyer. And the media will cry foul no matter what happens in this ranging from Urban fired to him immediately reinstated. I no longer have any f&$#s to give in regards to what the media has to say about pretty much anything, but especially this

"No we don't give a da*n 'Bout the whole state of *ichigan"

Homey1970's picture

I'm with you but I'm sure that the BoT and well-to-do benefactors do.

GoBucksOSU's picture

I say then that Drake isn't fit to be OSU president. He should be shown the door if he is just going to cave to the anti-OSU/anti-Urban mob.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

If the report "completely vindicated" Meyer, it would be released already and none of this would be an issue. It's nearly impossible to shift the blame from Meyer to a "superior" for things happening inside the football program. No one would believe it, nor should they. You might question what Meyer was supposed to do about whatever they found, or even if he could be expected to know about it, but you can bet there's something in that report they don't want made public.

Buckeye1996's picture

They aren't going to release it without the BOT meeting and some type of consensus. 

"Most Noahs have two of everything, he's got four tonight" - Gus Johnson on Noah Brown's 4 TD catches against Oklahoma.

bd2999's picture

Maybe? I doubt they release anything before they have a choice. I doubt it quite as clear cut as being indicated but it is very possible that Meyer followed all the protocols but that there were flaws in the protocol and there is a blame shifting sort of game at a level. 

Punishment for either perceptions or for smaller infractions, which could very well cause this sort of debate. Although it would surprise me if that broke down to all vs 1. 

buckeyenut74's picture

And another thing. What is the point of paying someone $500,000 to investigate this, and totally disregarding their report if Meyer did it right? 

skinnytrees's picture

Drake is such a weasel

Enough with these self absorbed academics

Only debate should be why he isn't already fired

Danzkjold's picture

Well Birm just went to get his haircut so things should be moving along in short order. 

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Yeah we really had to get rid of Gee, right! Those off color comments that offended 5 people. FOH

Class of 2010.

OSU56's picture

If all of this is true and Meyer followed protocol and the board votes in favor of Meyer, then drake needs to go to his office and write up his resignation. Why would drake support a suspension of Meyer if he did in fact follow protocol? Simple-heat is then on Meyer and off of the school which drake is responsible for and under his responsibility. This is on Drake, not Meyer....again if this is all true and factual.

Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.

 

Zimmy07's picture

Well.  I guess i’ll See you all tomorrow.  I can’t see anything being announced this late

buckeyenut74's picture

I’m starting to think it won’t be tomorrow 

Yuman's picture

Nothing on their website except article from this morning about the board meeting. 

Rlc

Buckeye1996's picture

Regardless of how all this turns out and if the rumors are true, Drake has cemented his exit at OSU. I am predicting he won't be there in 6 months.

"Most Noahs have two of everything, he's got four tonight" - Gus Johnson on Noah Brown's 4 TD catches against Oklahoma.

BABuckeye's picture

Kinda like the Prez of U Cinci who fired Higgins. Was booed at every event. Gone a little over a year later. Maybe Mrs Wexner left early to make a private call to an exec recruiter. 

Buckeyechuck5's picture

This is pathetic. Drake is clearly the hold up. He will be ran out of ohio if he doesn't pull his head out of his ass. This is crap. This should of been wrapped up hours ago. Blow it out your ass Drake, get over yourself or go back to Cali. This ohio. PC doesn't rule the day out here.

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OSU_JD's picture

I hope Drake is just doing this for show. If he’s sincerely holding this up I want him gone. 

RollRedRoll's picture

Can someone let West Virginia know we will trade them Drake for Gee. Gee might have offended a few people with stupid remarks but he was not this incompetent 

ELJTSA76's picture

Her was the best prez you could hope for, did everything exceptionally well, and upgraded the image of the unversity. He was great, until he made comments out of touch with at least some people who leveraged influence... its a shame it ended that way. Gee was great at his job. 

buckeyenut74's picture

Drakey boy needs to leave now, don’t wait 6 months. Fire him, reinstate Meyer immediately, and hire Tressel as president. How would that make the media feel?

EJRosencrans's picture

I'm feeling really bad for the players. Not a good example to them for how things should be done.

Go Bucks!

bd2999's picture

Talking things through when people have differing opinions is not the right way of doing something?

Buckeye Knight's picture

I think he was referring to punishing someone who did everything right.  IF this is the case.

EJRosencrans's picture

I was thinking more of the aspect of drawn out drama. They also might have more info than those of us on the "outside." But you're right that talking through differing opinions is a good thing. Could've made my statement better.

Go Bucks!

RollRedRoll's picture

Dude I don’t want to argue with you but in this case I must say if the 20 member BOT wants immediate reinstatement based on the investigation and 1 person (Drake) is the holdup, what is there to talk about? He is trying to be some PC guy and not listening to the 20 people who are in agreement. He is a microcausism of exactly what is wrong with this country. There are some very intelligent people on that board, 1 doesn’t get to overrule 20 just to appease some PC wannabes 

ZekeWeberDobbins's picture

I agree roll, but it won't look good for the school.

RollRedRoll's picture

Not following Zeke. What won’t look good, that 21 people looked at an investigation and 20 say good to go and 1 says no we need a suspension for optics or whatever? What won’t look good is bowing down to 1 when obviously the vast majority feel a different way.

dwcbuckeye's picture

Breaking News, can't imbed the picture tweet.  Basically, was the BoT with Drake and Urban and his wife/gene and his.  They were drinking bourbon shots along with Ramzy.  Seems like they are just dragging this along to make it look good.  Heard real deliberations lasted just 10 minutes

#moretocome

Brohio's picture

Hot Take: I don't think we hear anything until Friday. Thats what I'm picturing in my head

RBloodworth's picture

I hate to even bring politics in this, [Mod edit: Then don't, please.]

ATLBuckeye92's picture

[Mod edit: Just don't. Go back and read the commenting policy please.]  Forget about the culture at Ohio State, if you are the lone dissent and cannot convince anyone to join you, you must not have the evidence.  In that case, it makes it look like its a personal thing.  Regardless, most rational people realize their case is lost when they cannot change any minds.  Either go along with the majority, or tender your resignation over it.

ZekeWeberDobbins's picture

[Mod edit:  See.  This is why we can't have nice things.The next political comment goes to jail.]

JT Buckeye's picture

Daaaaannnnnggggg

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Buckeyechuck5's picture

Unless it's about DJ running for office in which you still have to be a mod to speak of it.

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BucksWinItAll's picture

read before the edit.  that says it all friends.  fuck Drake he is a POS and needs canned. 

JKH1232's picture

If these reports are true, someone should give Drake a pack of crayons and a resignation letter, and tell him to pick one.

LABuckeye's picture

Are they doing an episode of Family Feud?

Zimmy07's picture

Yeah, I saw that on Twitter.  So now I’m roped back in. Maybe something will happen today.

JCM's picture

Once a Buckeye, Always a Buckeye

tbdbitlbuck's picture

The irony here is that in an effort to appease the media, the university has instead become a laughing stock in the media and fueling their hate.

LCT's picture

Do you Drake bashers truly believe this is 1 versus 20 behind closed doors? That's insane.

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OSU_JD's picture

This is where his reprehensible behavior in the Waters' situation comes back to bite him: he does not get the benefit of the doubt on the "public pressure" front.

Did you read the Waters report?  It was absolute, McMurphyesque garbage. I am sure it's not 20-1, but Drake may be dragging a few BoTs along to make it 16-4.  I have little doubt he's the force behind the hold up. 

JT Buckeye's picture

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Mostly Gray's picture

LCT

Something doesn’t sound right to me in all of this reporting—the president does not have a vote on the Board of Trustees, I have served on several Boards and no president votes on the board. So what does this mean if my contention is correct?

Popsikle211's picture

All the spouses being in attendance is a display of family strength and unity and a means to distance them from the craziness of the past few weeks. It is a necessary tool to make the pill easier to swallow when the findings show that CS is a wacko. 

Buckeye Knight's picture

NOT A GOOD LOOK OSU!!!  This makes us look worse and worse now.  IF Drake is the hold out, fire his ass.

tbdbitlbuck's picture

Just about to hit 10 hours. Ten.

NavyBuckeye91's picture

Imagine how the board members feel about that.

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So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
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OSU_JD's picture

Hey guys, all the voting has been disabled, so post your worst opinions here.

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tbdbitlbuck's picture

Beerfest is the superior Broken Lizard film to Super Troopers

Brohio's picture

You can fuck right off. "It's a Jolly Holiday" and "Spoonful of Sugar" shit on "Feed the Birds". WTF is a toppins anyway.

OSU_JD's picture

A "tuppence", you uncultured cur, is "two pence", indicating the cost to feed the birds!  

it's like I'm the only one around here with taste

NavyBuckeye91's picture

It's a bitter pill, JD, but a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

Brohio's picture

Michael, the young boy from that movie was murdered. People forget. 

Mastro16's picture

“Millenials will destroy this country”

Brohio's picture

Dwayne Haskins is equally overrated as Tua Tagovailoa at this point in time

NavyBuckeye91's picture

Your opinions can still be edited.

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So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

NavyBuckeye91's picture

If I was, I would be editing my own opinions and not letting anyone know about it.

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So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

GrandTheftHarley's picture

Don't poke the bear. We're irritated enough already. Thanks.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

youra6's picture

Drake should stick with what he's good at: making shitty rap music.

osu992's picture

If we're always certain of one thing (Dave Biddle doesn't have any sources) then I don't know why we're all the sudden believing him.

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

tbdbitlbuck's picture

Clay Hall reporting the same 

saintstephen11's picture

many media members are reporting this and not using Biddle as their source.

namod65's picture

New post from Jeff Snook:

"6 p.m. UPDATE: Urban Meyer will not be fired. Board of trustees and university president Michael Drake engaging in intense debate of suspension vs. immediate reinstatement. Meyer argued passionately against suspension, stating he committed no wrong-doing. No resolution yet."

Cooper's picture

There is another report, according to 11w, that it is not Drake holding things up; rather, it is a prominent donor. Abigail Wexner did happen to leave the meeting early, I wonder if she put her foot down and then decided to bounce after she laid out an ultimatum.

This is definitely where I parked my car.

buckeyenut74's picture

I just don’t know who, or how they would be putting this stuff out. The speculation is what happens when things drag on and on. 

JCM's picture

Abigail Wexner left didn't she? I know this is a stretch but as far as I know... she's the only BOT member that left.

Hmm.

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ZekeWeberDobbins's picture

wexner and meyer family are GREAT friends.

Buckeye1996's picture

Isn't Abigail the BOT chair too?

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Buckeye.383's picture

Vice Chair

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Doubt it's her.  I'm hearing they have a very good relationship with the Meyer family.
 

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

tundra1's picture

But she has been a staunch advocate for domestic violence shelters, etc. for many years. 

Buckeyeincleveburg's picture

I’m a staunch advocate for DV victims but that doesn’t mean punishing Urban Meyer is justice

saintstephen11's picture

if the report shows no domestic violence then this isn't a domestic violence case.

FTWinfrey08's picture

So 11w makes posters cite the source from pay boards and now they wont do the same lol 

tundra1's picture

So it sounds like they need to find a middle ground. 

Here’s one.  Sounds like Urban did report as necessary, so there’s no reason to not let him coach. However, it appears that all parties would agree that Urban may have spoken imprecisely at B1G Media Day. So suspend him for the next 2 preseason B1G Media Days without pay, and let him coach. 

Rocket Man's picture

Those that bet on the over at 4 chapters are raking in some big dough.

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Tyrion: A wedding. 
Varys: Exactly.

GlassCityBuckeyes's picture

I can't take another day

Noon games suck

rkylet83's picture

Why must we botch everything?  If the decision is nearly unanimous...end it!  

SilverState's picture

"Year for what?"

silverbullet71's picture

Unless she donates 90 million a year to cover what the football program makes, tell her to take a hike if true

JT Buckeye's picture

Chapter 11 time?

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ohst8buxCP's picture
Kevbo714's picture

For the love of science... c'mon already!

Kyle "blood on the field" Kalis... 0-5

D-Day0043's picture

I just found a Buckeye tree here down south. That has got to be a good omen.

When you lose, say little. When you win, say less.

tbdbitlbuck's picture
JCM's picture

I just watched a car back up.

I need help.

Once a Buckeye, Always a Buckeye

Knarcisi's picture

Looks like Urbs got himself an Audi. 

Bucksknowwhatitis's picture

Pretty slick looked like an A7 from the other pics.

The Future is Bright at Ohio State

johnblairgobucks's picture

The Wexners probably control the Powell Police Department that nobody seems to trust, but Urban and Gene

ohiopanda's picture

This was the plan all along. Dump the news at midnight and no one will ever notice it ended

Buckeye Knight's picture

Nah.  The longer they drag this out now, the worse it is for OSU PR-wise.  Starting to look like a clown show.

buckeyenut74's picture

Starting to? It has been a clown show 

Buckeye Knight's picture

Yes, but not the Board/Pres themselves.

ohiopanda's picture

The past month has been a total clown show - can't end it without a grand finale

GrandTheftHarley's picture

Working on a new (Chapter 12) post. Stand by...

That's 11. As in 11W.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

ELJTSA76's picture

Anyone who is familiar with OSU’s campus knows that donors are not in short supply. Even a very wealthy and generous donor would hardly be missed, from a financial standpoint. 

Buckeyeincleveburg's picture

Lose Urban Meyer and you may hurt your standing with other donors

Buckeye Knight's picture

OSU has well over a billion dollar budget.  1 donor won't make or break them.

SEQUOIA473's picture

Do you think Wexner is protecting her brand with Meyer getting some sort of punishment? I could be off base but it kinda makes sense.