A formal announcement is expected later Monday.
The hire is a compelling one regionally, as the schools are nearly 100 miles apart and at various times have been conference rivals. The schools also play each other in the Fenway Bowl on Dec. 17.
The hiring of Satterfield is a statement for Cincinnati as it enters the Big 12 next year. Satterfield takes over for Luke Fickell, the best coach in school history who took Cincinnati to the College Football Playoff in 2021 and helped elevate the program to earn interest from the Big 12.