The Detroit News Published 10:28 p.m. UTC Aug 1, 2018 Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer has been placed on paid administrative leave as the university investigates allegations that Meyer knew of domestic abuse allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith in 2015. Offensive coordinator Ryan Day will serve as head coach in Meyer’s absence. Meyer met with OSU athletic director Gene Smith prior to the announcement of Meyer’s paid leave. “The university is conducting an investigation into these allegations,” OSU said in a statement released Wednesday night. “During the inquiry, Urban Meyer will be placed on paid administrative leave. Ryan Day will serve as acting head coach during the investigation. We are focused on supporting our players and on getting to the truth as expeditiously as possible.” OSU released this statement from Meyer: “Gene and I agree that being on leave during this inquiry will facilitate its completion. This allows the team to conduct training camp with minimal distraction. I eagerly look forward to the resolution of this matter.” Come back to detroitnews.com for more on this developing story.