Ryan Shazier on Zach Smith: “I Always Felt That Coach Smith Was a Different Character Than Everybody Else”

By David Wertheim on August 23, 2018 at 10:21 pm
Ryan Shazier has a take about Zach Smith

The Urban Meyer and Zach Smith saga has led to takes from media members, recruits, and former players. Another one has entered the fray, however: former Buckeye linebacker Ryan Shazier.

In appearing on the "Inside the Green Room" podcast hosted by NBA player Danny Green and Harrison Sanford, Shazier said, "Out of all the coaches, he was the one that was a little bit different than everybody else... I just felt like sometimes, like he wanted to be a player’s coach too much. You just never know what's going on inside somebody else's house."

Shazier did not stop there, adding some words about his former coach Urban Meyer's role in the situation and how things will look during and after his three-game suspension. 

"Honestly, I know the team, just the way that Coach Meyer as a coach and the staff that he normally has around him, that everything’s going to be just fine," Shazier said. "Everybody understands the expectations that Coach Meyer had and the coaches have, so when he comes back around, everybody understands that they need to be acting just as if he was there. So I don’t think the team is going to have any change in performance. At the end of the day, you still need your head coach to make the tough calls in games and the tough decisions and play calls, but I honestly feel like they’re going to do a great job. I think everything’s going to be fine."

"I haven’t looked into everything, but I’m actually happy that Coach Meyer still has his job," Shazier added. "Because you know, some people were saying that he might lose his job and all type of things like that, so I’m just happy that he’s still able to have his job and am glad that he could take care of things in the way he should have."

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