It's looking more and more like Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell will be the 42nd head coach of the Cincinnati Bearcats football team.
According to Russell Johnson of bearcatreport.com, Fickell is currently in negotiations with the Bearcats. A timeline for an official announcement is not known.
According to a report earlier this week, the scenario making the rounds in Cincinnati is Fickell would make Ohio State defensive backs coach Kerry Coombs his defensive coordinator.
Fickell would replace Tommy Tuberville, who resigned last week after going 29-22 in four seasons at the helm.
The Bearcats finished 4-8 in 2016.