Former Ohio State Assistant Tom Herman Asked About Urban Meyer, Zach Smith

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State game.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 17: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Former Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman, who’s now the head coach at Texas, was asked today about what he knew about Urban Meyer, Zach Smith and his ex-wife, Courtney Smith, following the news that surfaced on Wednesday.Herman, 43, was an assistant at Ohio State from 2012-14. Smith had been on the Buckeyes’ staff since 2015.The former Ohio State assistant coach left the Buckeyes to take over Houston’s program following the 2014 season.Herman told reporters today that he didn’t feel comfortable commenting on the situation, when the new allegations that surfaced against Smith took place in 2015 after he had left.“I really don’t think it’d be fair or appropriate, to be honest with you, to comment on a situation at another program that happened while I wasn’t there,” Herman told reporters.Herman asked about he, Tim Beck, and Stan Drayton’s ties to the Ohio State program: “I really don’t think it’d be fair or appropriate, to be honest with you, to comment on a situation at another program that happened while I wasn’t there.” #HookEm— Joe Cook (@josephcook89) August 2, 2018Other major college football coaches that’ve been asked about Urban Meyer and Ohio State have said similar things.Florida head coach Dan Mullen, who coached under Meyer, said he sent a text message to the Ohio State coach on Wednesday night, telling him he was thinking of him.Nick Saban said he believes Ohio State will handle the situation well, but didn’t want to comment any further.Urban Meyer is currently on paid administrative leave. Ohio State opens its season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State.last_img read more

UN helping Kenya respond to droughtrelated food and water crisis

Assistance to the affected communities in the northern, eastern, north-eastern and coastal areas of the East African country include delivery of water, food aid and supplementary feeding for children, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). About five people are reported to have died of causes related to the drought.The drought is expected to have an adverse effect on agriculture and livestock production in the affected areas, disrupting the livelihood of an estimated three million people.Food prices have risen as household stocks of crops have dwindled, with families with limited resources and other vulnerable groups the worst affected.Humanitarian agencies and their Kenyan Government partners will carry out a 12-day assessment starting on Monday to determine the extent of the crisis, according to OCHA. 13 January 2011United Nations agencies and their partners are helping the Kenyan Government respond to food and water shortages that have hit several parts of the country as a result of a prolonged dry spell, which has been particularly severe in arid areas inhabited by nomadic livestock keepers. read more