UPDATED: Reports out of Chicago say Porter Moser will be named head coach at Oklahoma

As head coach of the Ramblers for the last 10 seasons, his teams were 188-140
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Multiple reports out of Chicago indicate Loyola Chicago head coach Porter Moser has accepted the Oklahoma job.

Chicago reporter Joe Henricksen went on to say that Moser liked the thought of heading to an Oklahoma program with a rich basketball history, as well as playing in one of the best conferences in the country and working under one of the most respected athletic directors in the nation, Joe Castiglione. 

The Chicago Sun Times also reported that Moser has accepted the OU job.

Reports began to leak out earlier today that Castiglione had honed in on Moser to lead the Sooners.

There could still be some work to do to finalize the deal and announce the Ramblers coach in OU's crimson and cream.

According to a tweet Friday from New York Times freelance journalist Adam Zagoria, Moser is "weighing a 6-year offer" to replace Lon Kruger as head coach at OU.

Citing unnamed sources, Zagoria on Thursday identified Moser as a "leading candidate" to take over at Oklahoma.

Zagoria also labeled North Texas coach Grant McCasland "in the mix" to move to Oklahoma. McCasland finalized a new contract extension with the Mean Green just this week.

Even NBA insider Shams Charania tweeted that Moser's hire at OU looks imminent.

Moser, 52, has a 293-241 record as a head coach, including a 6-1 record in the NCAA Tournament with the Ramblers. 

Moser's star began to rise when he guided Loyola to the 2018 Final Four. This season, the Ramblers made the Sweet Sixteen.

Moser also was head coach for three seasons at Arkansas-Little Rock and four at Illinois State before taking the reins in Chicago in 2011-12.

Moser's record at Loyola is 188-140 in 10 seasons.