By Michael Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
No. 1 ranked North Dakota State could be facing Coastal Carolina University this Saturday without its head coach at the helm, according to multiple media reports.
The Forum (Fargo, N.D.) is reporting that NDSU head coach Craig Bohl, who's led the Bison to two consecutive national FCS titles, has abruptly left his position to take a head coaching job at Wyoming, an FBS team that's struggled in recent years.
Fox News has a similar report on its website.
Wyoming has called a news conference for 6 p.m. (CDT) today to announce a new coach, and NDSU scheduled a team meeting earlier in the day, according to The Forum report.
Several Bison players took to Twitter to express their shock at the news, the newspaper further reported.
Coastal Carolina coach Joe Moglia couldn't be reached for comment as of this posting.
In his post-game press conference Saturday, Bohl didn't answer any questions about any future coaching prospects and was cryptic when asked by a North Dakota reporter about the upcoming quarterfinal game against Coastal Carolina.
Bohl only said that he and CCU defensive coordinator Clayton Carlin used to work together at Nebraska. He also briefly addressed the differences in climate between Conway and Fargo, N.D., and also his impressions of Moglia.
"I know it's probably a lot warmer there [at CCU] than it is in Fargo," Bohl said. "I also know that their coach is a billionaire."
According to the NDSU athletic website, the NDSU vs. CCU game is scheduled for 11 a.m. (CDT) and will be televised on ESPN.
The game will be contested at NDSU in the Fargo Dome. NDSU defeated Furman 38-7 on Saturday.
Coastal Carolina is coming off a 42-35 over No. 4/5 Montana.