Urban Meyer met with the Ohio State football team on Thursday, the day after his three-game suspension was issued.

Ohio State spokesman Chris Davey told The Dispatch that the university authorized Meyer to meet with the team and he had “brief, limited conversations” with the coaching staff, specifically mentioning defensive coordinator Greg Schiano, about leadership and the transition. Davey said Meyer was inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for about 45 minutes.

Davey said the meeting was permitted because Meyer had not yet received the letter specifying the terms of his suspension. He received that on Sunday.

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Meyer’s meeting was first reported Tuesday by The Lantern student newspaper.

“Those meetings are kind of private with our team,” acting head coach Ryan Day said Tuesday on the Big Ten coaches teleconference. “I will tell you the guys were happy to see him. I was happy to see him, because it had seemed like a long time. We were used to seeing each other every day. We hadn’t seen him in a few weeks, so that was good.

“There were a lot of hugs. I know coach was really happy to see the guys, as you can imagine. He was giving them an update on what was going on, kind of explaining the situation and then talking about moving forward. We try to keep most of those meetings between us, but that was the gist of it.”

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Meyer is not permitted to have any contact with any staff, players or recruits through Sunday.

He will return to work on Monday but “may not perform any duties at all for the 24-hour period” around the first three game days, including attending pregame activities.

Meyer will forgo six weeks of compensation, Davey said, and will not participate in his normal media interviews until Sept. 17, two days after the TCU game.

Neither Day nor Schiano mentioned the meeting at Ohio State’s news conference on Monday. Schiano was asked if he’d had any conversations with Meyer since the coach was placed on paid administrative leave on Aug. 1.

“Urban is, before he’s my boss, he’s a friend,” Schiano said. “I’ve known him for over 20 years. So when I was allowed to, I did communicate. And that's personal. It wasn't about football. It was about him. Because I was worried about him. I'll leave it at that.”