Day will lead a Buckeyes staff that includes former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano and former IN coach Kevin Wilson.
Smith, who was sacked last week, has never been convicted of a crime or charged with assaulting his ex-wife - but she has provided evidence that seems to indicate her claims are true.
Meyer previously told reporters last week that he was never told anything about the incident that resulted in injuries to Smith's ex-wife, Courtney.
Except Courtney Smith showed McMurphy text messages from Meyer's wife Shelley that certainly seem to indicate she was well aware of Zach Smith's violent past. The head coach's wife responded by saying she was "going to have to tell Urban", according to Smith.
Urban Meyer was introduced as the "Breakfast Coach" for Ohio-based Bob Evans restaurants bright and early just four days ago. "During the inquiry, Urban Meyer will be on paid administrative leave". Ohio State opens preseason camp Friday without knowing who will lead the team September 1 against Oregon State.
Said Spurrier: "I consider Urban a good friend, I really do".
Practice in Columbus starts on Friday, and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day will serve as the acting head coach in preparation for the 2018 season. I told people to go find out for me. Meyer will continue to collect his $7.6 million annual salary.
Smith provided McMurphy with text messages she exchanged with Shelley Meyer in 2015 about the incident, which brought a police visit but did not result in criminal charges against Zach Smith, who was sacked last month after that allegation and one from 2009 came to light.
Since returning to coaching, Meyer's program has been one of the most dominant in college football, and his players have mostly stayed out of major trouble. Voltolini has been part of Meyer's staff since Meyer's first head-coaching stop at Bowling Green.
In 2009, Zach Smith was accused of aggravated battery on his then-pregnant wife while he was working for Meyer in Gainesville, Florida. In 2009, Smith was arrested on a charge that Courtney Smith later dropped. "I don't know. Someone texted me that last night".