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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

Teenage boy forced by barrister to join in cult beating of friends

first_imgThe report, written by Canon Mark Ruston, a close friend of the Most Rev Justin Welby, said that the teenage boy, identified only as “S”, was “brought into sharing the ‘ministry’ in the summer of 1980”.He wrote in the 1982 report: “There was considerable persuasion for anyone who held back. It had almost become a cult, with a powerful group dynamic. “S, wanting to ‘be the best for God’, beat as hard as he could. “Immediately after the beating, the man lay on the bed, while [Mr Smyth] and/or S would kneel and pray, linking arms with him and kissing him on the shoulder and back.“[Mr Smyth] and S saw this as a ‘ministry’ from God. But the ‘ministry’ of discipline in this sense was secret, self-appointed and never approved by other Christian leaders.”  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Smyth as a younger man Smyth as a younger man Smyth is being investigated by police A barrister accused of subjecting teenage boys to savage sadomasochistic beatings forced one of his victims to join in with the attacks, it has emerged.John Smyth QC, a friend of the Archbishop of Canterbury, is being investigated by police over claims that he beat 22 teenagers in his garden shed in the late Seventies.A report by the Iwerne Trust, the charity that ran the Christian camps at which Mr Smyth met many of the victims, documents how he persuaded one of the boys to assist with the attacks.center_img The psychological impact on the teenage boys only came to light when one, then a 21-year-old Cambridge student, attempted suicide after being summoned to receive a “special beating”.Mr Ruston wrote that while some of the victims “seem amazingly resilient … the rehabilitation of S … is a cause of concern”.Mr Ruston’s report says the young men were “conned” by the barrister into taking part in the naked beatings. A number of victims are understood to have come forward and talked to Hampshire Police. The force has passed the investigation on to their specialist child sexual exploitation unit. There were claims yesterday that “S” would be reported to the police, although the boys he beat are said to regard him as a victim of Mr Smyth, rather than an accomplice.Mr Smyth moved to Zimbabwe after the allegations came to light, where he also faces abuse allegations. He now lives in South Africa. Smyth is being investigated by police The pastor at the barrister’s Cape Town church, where he is said to still offer guidance to young men, on Sunday called on him to return to Britain to answer the allegations.In a statement read to the congregation at the Church-on-Main, in the Wynberg district of the city, pastor Andrew Thomson also called on Mr Smyth to “admit – if necessary – to any accusation that holds substance”.A statement from Mr Smyth’s son, P J, also a pastor, was read out. In it, he said: “These are horrific allegations, and if proven true, it is right that my father faces justice.”last_img read more