Trev Alberts, who was terminated in 2005 by ESPN for declining to report to work, will be named athletic director at Nebraska Omaha. The school has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday to make Alberts' appointment official.
Alberts, who has been an analyst for CBS College Sports, wouldn't confirm that he was the choice. "I hope you understand ... I want all communication to come from UNO at this point," he told the Omaha World-Herald.
But the newspaper reported that the other three finalists were told they were no longer being considered.
Alberts, 38, was a linebacker at Nebraska from 1990-93 and acknowledged discussing a career change with his former coach, Tom Osborne, who is now the Cornhusker athletic director. But Alberts said "there is no grand plan" for him to take over for the 72-year-old Osborne when he decides to retire.
He told the World-Herald last week: "I have not discussed this with Coach Osborne. If you know Coach Osborne at all, that would not be a discussion that he would even participate in."