LSU Athletic Director Skip Bertman was reached at the team hotel and said: "I can tell you this, Bo Pelini doesn't know anything about it."
At least one person close to Pelini and the NU program cautioned that there were some details yet to be worked out, calling reports premature. But he did characterize Pelini as the top candidate. ESPN.com also was saying Friday night that Pelini was set to be introduced as the Husker head coach.
"It sure didn't come from me," Osborne said of the ESPN report, according to the Associated Press. "Until we make some official announcement, I wouldn't put much credence in that. There are so many rumors and so much speculation." However, he said "it won't be too much longer."