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Rodriguez to meet with 1998 Tulane team amid rumor he may become Green Wave head coach

As we reported early Tuesday morning, Rich Rodriguez is coming to New Orleans this week. He may soon be coming to stay.

Sources confirm to sportsNOLA.com that Rodriguez will meet with members of the 1998 Tulane football team which went 12-0 with Rodriguez coordinating the offense. The meeting will take place Thursday with all then expected to attend the game between the Green Wave and the 11th-ranked Houston Cougars in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome that night.

Ed Daniels of WGNO-TV and sportsNOLA reported that the meeting would take place during his Tuesday evening sports report on WGNO Channel 26.

The same sources indicate that Rodriguez could be offered the job of head coach of the Green Wave before week's end. This will not be the first time that Rodriguez has spoken with Tulane about the position, according to the same sources.

PLUS: Latest on the Tulane coaching candidates