Kermit Davis is reportedly going to be the next basketball coach at Ole Miss, and it's just a matter of time.
Davis' Middle Tennessee team pounded Ole Miss this past season and was 4-1 against the Rebels since 2011-12.
The deal, which has been in the works for days, could be announced by the end of the week.
A Leakesville native, Davis played basketball at Mississippi State for two seasons.
The hire is complicated by the fact that Davis is still coaching MTSU in the NIT. The Blue Raiders defeated Vermont 91-64 in an NIT first-round game in Murfreesboro Tuesday night.
Davis has won at least 25 games in six of the last seven seasons at Middle Tennessee, including a pair of NCAA Tournament victories. He joined the Louisiana State University staff as an assistant coach after a year at Idaho and took over at Middle Tennessee in 2002.
Davis has had three other stops as a head coach at four-year schools including Texas A&M, which was placed on NCAA probation as he left after one season as coach in 1990-1991.
His team missed the Big Dance this season due to a conference tournament loss to Southern Miss after winning the Conference USA regular season title. The Blue Raiders beat No. 2-seed Michigan State in the 2016 NCAA Tournament and beat No. - seed Minnesota in the 2017 NCAA Tournament.