Paul Finebaum, ESPN radio host and SEC analyst, has never been short for words. And after Finebaum made waves last week for strong criticisms of Urban Meyer because of his Ohio State and Florida tenures, Finebaum had more to say Monday as the Buckeyes remain the biggest story in college football.

Finebaum has seen enough of this during his time as a reporter and analyst to say the next step is obvious at Ohio State. Meyer released his first statement Friday afternoon following his placement on administrative leave. Coming out of the weekend, Finebaum predicted what comes next during an interview segment with WJOX 94.5 FM in Birmingham, Ala.

“I think it’s pretty obvious from Ohio State realizing that the moment they put him on administrative leave it telegraphed to everyone ‘he’s done,’ to Urban realizing he had to change the narrative by issuing that statement on Friday afternoon coinciding with Zach Smith’s just purely embarrassing interview with ESPN,” Finebaum said. “And then, today, I think the betting line in Vegas is now shifting back toward Urban Meyer surviving somehow, whether it’s a two-game or four-game suspension; whether it’s a fine; whether it’s Urban Meyer sitting down with Rece (Davis) or Tom Rinaldi and crying on camera while Shelley looks at him and talks about how he’s the greatest man she’s ever known. You guys can spend plenty of time today coming up with the narrative, but I think we’ve all seen the movie before.”

Finebaum was fast to slam Meyer after Brett McMurphy’s initial report went public early last week. Finebaum blasted Meyer’s “arrogance” and beyond during a segment on ESPN’s First Take the day after news broke.

“When we’re talking about arrogance, that seems to go hand in hand with Urban Meyer,” Finebaum said. “I have always liked him personally. I respect his coaching ability, but you can’t look past the University of Florida. He left a disaster down there. Yeah, he won two national championships thanks to Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin and countless other players who have been in the NFL since then, but left his entire legacy in burned ashes.”

Finebaum, like many quickly projected last week, expected Meyer’s days at Ohio State to be over.

“(My initial) reaction was Urban Meyer cannot survive this,” Finebaum said. “And that’s before I even finished the first paragraph. As you got deeper and deeper into the story, it got progressively worse. Since then, I haven’t seen any indication from that school or from anyone else that he is. The second they put him on administrative leave, that telegraphed to me and many others that they were looking for a way out with a settlement, outright fire for cause. I don’t know. I cannot imagine with what Urban Meyer said last week and Big Ten media days and the fact that he hasn’t said anything yet that he is going to be able to have anything more to say in terms of this football season. Let’s not forget. It’s irrelevant to the point that we’re talking about but this is one of the top four teams in the country, and now it looks like not only that is gone for him, but perhaps one of the great careers in college football history.”