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Former Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer has plenty of experience coaching in the Ohio State vs. Michigan rivalry, but he’s quite pleased to have never had to face a situation Jim Harbaugh will be facing during this weekend’s game.

As a result of the NCAA and Big Ten’s investigation into an impermissible sign-stealing scheme, Jim Harbaugh was suspended for the final three regular season games of the season, including Saturday’s showdown with Ohio State. And that’s something Meyer can’t even imagine.

“For Coach Harbaugh to not coach in this game, I almost start sweating thinking about that,” Meyer said according to On3. “‘What do you mean you’re not coaching in The Game?’ He’s a former player, great player there. Beat the Buckeyes two years in a row.

“All of this one the line and you’re not coaching in this game? And you’re not fighting it? So, there is stuff there… It got real serious when they said ‘We’re not going to fight this.’”

Meyer has had to watch his teams play from home before as he was suspended for the first three games of the 2018 college football season for his handling of domestic violence allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith, but Meyer never had to stay at home while his team took on Michigan.