Ohio State Fans Hold Rally For Urban Meyer, Take Digs At ESPN

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Taking a very pro Urban Meyer stance right now seems like a questionable thing to do given the guy is on administrative leave while the school investigates his handling of domestic violence incidents involving former coach Zach Smith and his ex-wife, Courtney Smith. But football is everything for a lot of people, so, of course, some Ohio State fans embarrassed themselves by holding a rally in support of Meyer at Ohio Stadium.

The rally for Urban Meyer at Ohio Stadium

— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) August 6, 2018

Jeff Hamms, aka “Tennessee Jeff,” emphatically led the festivities:

“Tennessee Jeff” leads chants for Urban Meyer at the rally outside Ohio Stadium.

— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) August 6, 2018

Who the f*** is Tennessee Jeff and why is he heading an Ohio State rally? Myrtle Beach Online reports he’s from Canton and is a diehard fan of the Buckeyes, though he never actually attended the school. He organized the rally to show Urban there’s a portion of the fanbase who will back him no matter what.

“I want Urban to see this. I want everybody in Buckeye Nation to see this. . . . Listen, man. We’re Buckeye Nation and we’re Ohio State strong, we’re Urban Meyer strong,” he said in the video. “This man has done nothing wrong period, and I wanna show support. That’s all it’s about.”

The best part about the rally were probably all the ESPN/SEC signs drawn up for the occasion:

This one is also pretty great

— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) August 6, 2018

Big time GameDay signs today outside Ohio Stadium (from @AriWasserman)

— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) August 6, 2018

Definitely my favorite one

— Busted College (@BustedCollege) August 6, 2018

Taking an anti-ESPN stance is a trendy thing to do these days, but it was the WWL who both fired Brett McMurphy and held off from reporting on his story for hours — two moves they were killed for last week.

Poor ESPN just can’t win these days.

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