OSU Fans rally at Ohio Stadium for Urban Meyer

Ohio State fans rallied behind embattled coach Urban Meyer on Monday night at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.

Fans hope to "save" Urban Meyer from getting fired.

Here is a full breakdown of how Ohio State plans to conduct the investigation into Meyer and his handling of the situation.

Ohio State president Michael V. Drake, in consultation with the board of trustees, will decide on actions of the case based on the investigation's findings. She's a former federal prosecutor and a former chairwoman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange.

Meyer was put on administrative leave last week after a report surfaced containing text messages that suggested Meyer was aware of 2015 domestic violence allegations against former Ohio State receivers coach Zach Smith. Meyer told reporters he had known of the 2009 episode, which occurred when Smith was on his staff at the University of Florida, saying, "It came back to me that what was reported wasn't actually what happened".

Meyer initially told reporters at Big Ten Media Days on July 25 that he didn't know anything about abuse allegations made by Courtney Smith in October 2015.

An investigation into Meyer's knowledge will take no longer than two weeks.

The school is investigating Meyer over what he did and didn't know about the alleged serial abuse committed by Smith against his ex-wife Courtney Smith. Smith said he discussed the 2015 allegations with Meyer and athletic director Gene Smith.

Smith denied assaulting his wife and said any physical injuries she might have suffered were the result of him defending himself. The Buckeyes began practice Friday with offensive coordinator Ryan Day serving as acting head coach, and no coaches or players have been made available to comment on the situation. In a statement released Friday via Twitter, Meyer admitted that he knew about the 2015 incidents and insisted he followed proper protocol.



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