A Bay Area source, however, said Bennett had no plans to be at OSU today.
As recently as last weekend, Bennett was believed not to be interested in the Oregon State job. But he has been regarded as the Beavers' top choice for weeks, and athletic director Bob DeCarolis apparently has remained determined.
The situation could impact Cal, which is searching for a replacement for ousted coach Ben Braun. Bennett, who this season guided St. Mary's to its second NCAA tournament appearance in four years, is believed to be open to overtures from Cal.
Pittburgh's Jamie Dixon and Washington State's Tony Bennett both have said they will not consider Cal. One source said former Stanford and Warriors coach Mike Montgomery is "no way" a candidate for the Cal job.
Xavier's Sean Miller, also the subject of some speculation regarding the Cal job, is signed through the 2015-16 season, has a $2 million buyout and, according to one source, is contractually prohibited from talking to another school until after next season.
San Diego first-year coach Bill Grier, the former longtime Gonzaga aide, met with OSU's DeCarolis on Monday night, according to the Oregonian. Grier coached the Toreros to the West Coast Conference tournament title and a first-round NCAA tournament upset of Connecticut.