LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -Nebraska interim athletic director Tom Osborne refused to comment on a report Friday night that LSU defensive coordinator Bo Pelini will be introduced as the school's coach next week.
ESPN.com, citing multiple unnamed sources, reported that Pelini will coach the Tigers' defense in the SEC championship game against Tennessee on Saturday, and travel Lincoln for an announcement Monday.
Pelini, the Cornhuskers defensive coordinator in 2003, denied the report when reached by the Lincoln Journal Star.
Osborne, when asked whether the ESPN report was untrue, said: ``I have no comment one way or the other.''
The 39-year-old Pelini would replace Bill Callahan, who was fired last Saturday after the Huskers' second losing season in four years.
Osborne had said when announcing Callahan's firing that the next coach didn't have to have Nebraska ties. Pelini was only at Nebraska in 2003, but his no-nonsense, hardworking style of coaching defense quickly made him a beloved figure.
Pelini was interim head coach after Frank Solich was fired following the 2003 regular season, coaching the Huskers to an Alamo Bowl victory over Michigan State. As he walked off the field in San Antonio, Husker fans chanted ``We want Bo.''

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