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2018 Schedule
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8hESPN Staff

The Replacements: 11 players taking over for stars

Imagine having to follow in the footsteps of a Heisman winner like Baker Mayfield, or be the next man up behind a do-it-all back like Saquon Barkley. The guys on this list won't have to wonder.

Ohio State DE Nick Bosa's highlights (1:06)
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1dDan Murphy

Zach Smith kept OVI arrest secret from Meyer

Former Ohio State assistant Zach Smith said he did not inform his former boss, Urban Meyer, about an arrest for speeding and operating a vehicle while intoxicated in February 2013.

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3dDan Murphy

Ohio St. investigators to meet with Zach Smith

Investigators working on behalf of Ohio State will meet with former assistant football coach Zach Smith next week. Smith's attorney said, "We're not trying to run from the truth, but we're not the only ones with warts on us."

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3dJake Trotter

Texas' Herman denies role in OSU, Smith report

Texas football coach Tom Herman has denied a media report that he was involved in publicizing alleged abuse by Zach Smith that led to the then-Ohio State assistant coach's firing.

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4d

Ex-Florida AD mum about Smith's arrest in '09

Ex-AD Jeremy Foley declined comment when asked to provide details regarding how former coach Urban Meyer and his bosses handled the 2009 arrest of Zach Smith.

5d

Big 10 And Big 12 Preview

Steve and Chris preview the entire Big Ten and Twelve conferences with some help from ESPN CFB analyst Greg McElroy.

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5dDan Murphy

OSU investigators haven't contacted Zach Smith

Zach Smith has not been contacted by Ohio State investigators looking into how members of the football program handled domestic assault allegations against the former coach.

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6dDan Murphy

Ohio St. investigators seeking info from police

Investigators working on behalf of Ohio State in the Urban Meyer inquiry have had preliminary conversations with Powell, Ohio, police, who investigated the complaints involving former assistant Zach Smith in 2015.

Meyer's absence on the field is significant for Ohio State (1:06)
7d

Does Urban Meyer Cringe At The Rally?

Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon debate if the rally was good, bad, or ugly for Urban Meyer, what NASCAR should do with Brian France, if Giancarlo Stanton should be embarrassed for getting struck out and much more.

7d

The Right Time: Urban's accountability, OBJ's deal & UNC Jordan PE's

Bomani Jones weighs in on Urban Meyer's accountability and what may keep Ohio State from making the right call (:34), the Giants' disrespect when it comes to Odell Beckham Jr.'s talent (18:06) as well as why we didn't get offered PE Jordans from the players at UNC (25:19). Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" (31:18) and the second edition of mean tweets on the podcast (44:00).

Finebaum: Ohio State rally was 'downright shocking' (0:58)
7d

What Do You Make Of The "Urban Strong" Rally?

Izzy Gutierrez, Papi and Sarah Spain question how big of a problem is the Urban Meyer Rally for Ohio State, what to make of Serena's comments about postpartum depression, if Brian France should be fired from NASCAR and much more.

7d

Fans Rally For Urban Meyer

Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre discuss the 100 plus fans that attended the rally in support of Urban Meyer, question what the Giants should do with Odell Beckham Jr, if criticism of Michael Jordan's statement about the LeBron - President Trump issue fair and more.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Buckeyes OL drills

Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

The Ohio State Buckeyes are practicing for the 4th time this summer. This is the first time that media has been invited to take photos and videos. The sights and sounds are familiar with the notable exception of the voice of Head Coach Urban Meyer who is on paid administrative leave while interim coach Ryan Day runs the show for OSU, which is #3 in the preseason polls.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Buckeyes DE Nick Bosa

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

First public glimpse of the Buckeyes practicing. Players and coaches still won't be available to the media today

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7d

Lawyer: OSU never contacted Courtney Smith

Ohio State has never contacted Courtney Smith to discuss domestic assault allegations she made against her ex-husband, former Buckeyes assistant coach Zach Smith, according to Courtney Smith's attorney.

Timeline of events leading to Meyer's suspension (1:01)
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8dDan Murphy and Edward Aschoff

OSU fans, including Zeke's dad, rally for Meyer

More than 100 Buckeyes fans gathered at the Ohio Stadium gates Monday night to show support for suspended coach Urban Meyer. Among those in attendance was Stacy Elliott, father of former Ohio State and current Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Buckeyes fans rally to support Meyer (1:45)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

A couple hundred Ohio State fans are gathered in front of Ohio Stadium to show support for Urban Meyer. Meyer is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation of how he handled domestic abuse allegations against a former assistant coach.

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