There were growing indications Monday night that the University of Idaho plans on selecting Oval Jaynes as its new athletic director, numerous sources in Moscow said.
Idaho’s search officially is down to three: Jaynes, who has resigned as A.D. at Pittsburgh; Jim Schaus, associate A.D. at Cincinnati; and Peter Hart, assistant A.D. at Utah.
Bob Stull, one of four original finalists, withdrew from consideration late last week.
Several sources said Jaynes has risen to the top of the list and it’s believed Jaynes is negotiating terms of a contract with UI president Robert Hoover.
An announcement is expected later this week, sources said.
Jaynes, 56, resigned at Pitt in July, following the arrival of a new president. He agreed to stay on until his successor is hired.
Jaynes was not in his office on Monday and didn’t return a phone message left at his home. Hoover, who has the final call on the hire, also didn’t return a phone message.
Jaynes has been at Pitt since 1991. Jaynes was Colorado State’s A.D. from 1986-91.
Jaynes is a graduate of Appalachian State in Boone, N.C.
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