The already depressing Zach Smith saga just keeps getting sadder and sadder. The disgraced former Ohio State coach who got fired after accusations of domestic abuse towards his ex-wife is in the midst of a public meltdown on Twitter, and his target is former co-worker and current Texas Longhorns head coach, Tom Herman.
Smith started his tirade by taking aim at Herman--and more odiously, Herman's wife Michelle--using Texas' poor play to bring up the fact that Herman is a man of poor character...evidently the single worst in the nation!
How do @CoachTomHerman and @belletjh feelin after their horrendously underperforming season? Better question - How does she feel about her husband being the biggest shitbag in America!! Doesn’t want to ruin her own life? Just like she told my ex.. I’m done being quiet MICHELLE— Zach Smith (@CoachZachSmith) November 11, 2018
Michelle Herman was evidently friends with Smith's ex-wife, Courtney, and confided in Courtney about Herman's past misgivings, Smith alleges.
Hey @belletjh - remember when you had @CoachTomHerman text me that you’re “not afraid” of me. You should be afraid. Because I know everything you told my ex and I know everything your shitbag husband has done... so be afraid. Because I know the #TRUTH— Zach Smith (@CoachZachSmith) November 11, 2018
Smith then went on to state that it's unfair he gets his life torn to shreds on "some bullshit" (which domestic abuse evidently falls under, according to Smith), while Herman's reputation remains clean. Smith says this makes Herman both a "BITCH" and a "bad human," which you'd think would have been already established in the whole "biggest shitbag in America" comment.
Hi @CoachTomHerman - you still running from the truth? Cool with me getting my life ruined on some bullshit... but don’t want me to expose you? Send one more person to meet with me to hide your shit.... I’m DONE protecting you. BITCH. You’re a bad human.— Zach Smith (@CoachZachSmith) November 11, 2018
Smith's next tweet is his shortest in length, but contains the most typos. He claims he's found "solice," which I take issue with, given exhibits A, B, and C above.
I have found new solice in being HONEST. No one likes that. But I have JO reason not to.— Zach Smith (@CoachZachSmith) November 11, 2018
Smith then claims he was "crucified" (à la Jesus) and "ruined" (à la the evenings of anyone forced to read this diatribe)--all for "no reason" (again, a strange definition for alleged domestic abuse). Herman's infidelity, Smith alleges, is as bad as what he's being accused of.
I was crucified and ruined on social media... for no reason. However........ I know several high profile coaches that SHOULD have been.... know what I mean @CoachTomHerman ? Remember the several times you cheated on @belletjh and she told my ex about it? Because... I do. Lmao— Zach Smith (@CoachZachSmith) November 11, 2018
Smith then brings college football insider Brett McMurphy into the fray, informing the reporter that he's seen Herman cheat on his wife on a multitude of occasions (tagging her, in case anyone missed it on all the previous tweets), including at *gasp* an ASIAN MASSAGE PARLOR:
Hey @Brett_McMurphy - report this. I witnessed Tom Herman cheat on his wife (@belletjh ) several times... once at an Asian massage parlor... and just texted him that I’m done protecting him. We gonna be “honest” now!? Or nah... LMAO— Zach Smith (@CoachZachSmith) November 11, 2018
Smith then shares with us some of the vitriol he'd been sending privately to Herman over text message, including Herman's priceless response:
Remember when you were with an a Asian massuese? Because I dooooooooo.... @CoachTomHerman - you’re the biggest snitch alive... and also the biggest hypocrite alive. Anyone wanna know all that I know about Tommy Boy? Contact me. Lmao pic.twitter.com/L9x4bJ19ii— Zach Smith (@CoachZachSmith) November 11, 2018
Not five minutes after showing us how Herman absolutely savaged him, Smith was back at it, reminding Herman of some specific infidelities with a recruiter from Iowa State.
At this point, Smith launches into a pondering on the nature of coaching, and the lack of authenticity therein.
The problem w/ coaching... ur not “supposed” to be real. But I’m snitching... bc @CoachTomHerman cheated on @belletjh several times. She used to call my ex & cry about how he was such a cheating shitbag. They will deny it... like she told her “I don’t want to lose my life” — Zach Smith (@CoachZachSmith) November 11, 2018
And finally, when a bystander pointed out that Smith's twitter behavior made it seem like he'd been likely imbibing, Smith caps it off by sharing with us one of Herman's favorite cocktail recipes.
That's where it stands right now. How will Herman respond? Will Smith continue his public downward spiral? How many aspirin will Urban Meyer need after reading through all this? Don't touch that dial and you'll find out.