Also Saturday: Texas coach Tom Herman clarified a report by author Jeff Snook that he helped pay Courtney Smith’s legal bills and denied he tipped reporter Brett McMurphy about allegations Zach Smith had abused her.
McMurphy was the first to report Zach Smith was accused of domestic violence against Courtney in 2009 when the couple lived in Florida and in 2015 when they were living in Central Ohio suburb.
Herman was an assistant coach at Ohio State from 2012-14 before becoming the head coach at Houston. He is in his second season as head coach at Texas.
McMurphy denied Herman was his source, and Snook also amended his initial report to include a denial from Herman’s wife, Michelle.
She called the accusation “BS” and said, “We had no reason good enough to do that to Shelley [Meyer, Urban’s wife] or Urban.”