Report: Tulane hires Conroy as coach

NEW ORLEANS -- A person familiar with the decision says Citadel coach Ed Conroy has agreed to fill the vacant coaching position at Tulane.

Conroy has been head coach at Citadel for four seasons. He will replace Dave Dickerson, who resigned last week after five seasons with the Green Wave. Tulane was 8-22 in 2009-10.

Earlier Tuesday, Robert Morris coach Mike Rice took himself out of the running for the job, saying he would remain in his current position. Former Oregon coach Ernie Kent was also among the candidates to replace Dickerson.