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This Coach Might Be The Favorite To Replace Urban Meyer At Ohio State

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)On Wednesday morning, college football reporter Brett McMurphy dropped a bombshell piece alleging that Urban Meyer knew about the 2015 assault allegations against wide receivers coach Zach Smith, despite his comments to the contrary.In the hours since the report was released, Urban Meyer has been placed on paid administrative leave. Meyer and Ohio State released a statement saying this is the best thing for the team moving forward.ESPN’s Rece Davis suggested this might be the first step towards Ohio State parting ways with Meyer for good.If that happens, several names have come up as a potential replacement for Meyer at Ohio State. One name at the top of the list is Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell.How many people at Iowa State are rooting hard right now for Urban to keep his job— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) August 1, 2018Campbell is an Ohio native. Despite being just 38-years-old, Campbell has already shown he’s one of the top coaches in the business after leading the Cyclones to a bowl win last season.Iowa State shocked Oklahoma and sat at No. 14 in the nation heading into a contest against West Virginia – which the team lost in a close battle. Campbell was being mentioned for numerous head coaching vacancies after the season, but ended up signing a six-year, $22.5 million extension to stay at Iowa State.If Ohio State wants Campbell, the university will be up against a significant buyout.last_img read more