Here is the report from WHNT (Huntsville) from Tuscaloosa:
Over the past several weeks, we have had multiple conversations about who should follow Coach Moore as AD," said Bonner in a news release. "Based on Mal’s strong endorsement as well as Coach Battle’s affiliation with UA as a player, partner and donor, his experience as a coach and his significant business background, I am confident that he is the right person to serve UA in this position. I am looking forward to working with him as we continue to build on the foundation of excellence that is the hallmark of Coach Moore’s tenure.
If the President is already prepared to make a "recommendation" then it being approved by the BOT is only a formality at this point..