I received word from an upper-level administrator that my previous report is premature, at best.
The university is now looking at an early September timeline for announcing the athletic director. Hunter Yurachek remains in "serious consideration."
I sincerely apologize for the confusion. Since Friday, I worked diligently to confirm or deny the rumor that I heard from a reliable, yet unofficial, source. One hindrance was that the search committee is sworn to confidentiality about the proceedings.
I struggled with whether to post the source's information. In the end, I felt it would better serve the readers to know everything I know, with the caveat that the information comes from an anonymous source.
My anonymous source heard this information second-hand. The administrator suggested that my source was merely speculating. I do, however, think it is appropriate to assume there is some fire behind this smoke.