Wake Forest's Grobe appears to be closing in on Arkansas job

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- A University of Arkansas private fundraising arm has approved a salary supplement for Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe. That's a strong indication that Grobe will replace Houston Nutt as the Razorbacks' coach. But there was no word from the university on whether Grobe would replace Nutt. The Razorback Foundation raises funds privately for Arkansas athletic programs and pays coaches amounts far beyond their regular state salaries. Ralph Bradbury, a member of the Razorback Foundation's board of directors, confirmed to The Associated Press tonight that the foundation had approved a deal for Grobe. But he couldn't confirm that Grobe's hiring was final because that issue remains in the hands of athletic director Jeff Long and Grobe himself. Grobe and Wake Forest athletic director Ron Wellman did not immediately return calls seeking comment.