GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks on the sideline during the second half of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)Urban Meyer and Ohio State were once again in the headlines throughout Saturday, as it was reported that Texas head coach Tom Herman, a former Buckeyes assistant coach, was the man who leaked news of the allegations against Zach Smith to college football insider Brett McMurphy.This has since been denied by Herman, his wife, Michelle, and McMurphy.“I have never revealed my sources in my nearly four decade journalistic career & I am not going to start now. However, I will say unequivocally that Tom Herman was not my source,” McMurphy tweeted.Still, this didn’t prevent the story, reported by Jeff Snook, from going viral on Saturday.A five-star recruit was at the root of all of this, too.Garrett Wilson, a five-star wide receiver out of Austin, Texas, is committed to Ohio State, and Snook’s story alleges that Herman was very upset about that.From Snook’s report:Tom Herman’s motive? Herman was furious after five-star receiver Garrett Wilson committed to Ohio State in April over Texas, sources say. Wilson played at Austin (Texas) Lake Travis High, just miles from the Longhorns’ campus. Zach Smith was the Buckeyes’ primary recruiter, along with quarterbacks coach Ryan Day, in getting Wilson’s commitment. Day has the central Texas area in the Buckeyes’ recruiting system. Smith was fired July 23. Given that Texas is one of the most pressure-packed and highest-profile jobs in the country, and following a 7-6 season in his first year as Texas coach, Herman needs to secure a recruiting base close to home to turn the Longhorns around.Again, this has all been denied by Herman and McMurphy, but it didn’t stop Wilson from reacting to it.“I’m sick,” Wilson tweeted in a since-deleted message.Wilson is one of the top 2019 recruits in the country and is committed to Ohio State.
LONDON — The U.K.’s energy regulator says it has launched an investigation into a widespread electricity outage on Aug. 9 that left a hospital without power and rail passengers stranded for hours during the busy evening commute.The announcement Tuesday came as the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets released a preliminary report on the outage, which showed it began with a lightning strike on the transmission network north of London. Almost simultaneously, two power stations reduced supplies to the national electricity grid, triggering automatic disconnections that left 1.1 million customers without power for up to 50 minutes.Ofgem says the investigation will look at whether National Grid, which operates the transmission system, had sufficient back-up supplies to manage the loss of generation and whether generating stations complied with their obligations.The Associated Press