LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The Lincoln Journal Star reported Thursday night that Bill Callahan has agreed to become coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
The newspaper cited a "source close to the situation" in reporting that Callahan is the school's choice to replace Frank Solich, who was fired Nov. 29.
Callahan was seen leaving a Lincoln hotel Thursday night and told reporters, "I'll talk to you guys later." His agent, Gary O'Hagan, told the Journal Star, "Things are progressing. That's all I can say."
Callahan, 47, was fired by the Oakland Raiders on Dec. 31 following a 4-12 season. A year ago, he guided Oakland to its first Super Bowl appearance in 19 years.