Monday, December 21, 2009
Franchione among two finalists for UNLV job
By ESPN.com staff
Former Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione is among two finalists for the vacant head coaching job at UNLV.
New UNLV athletic director Jim Livengood apparently will choose between Franchione, who last coached in the 2007 season at Texas A&M, and Montana coach Bobby Hauck, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
Franchione has some attractiveness for the Rebels coaching position because he turned around two previous programs in the Mountain West Conference when he coached at TCU and New Mexico.
Hauck has posted an 80-17 record at Montana, taking the Grizzlies to the NCAA FCS Football Championship game this season. His team dropped a 23-21 decision to Villanova in the title game Friday night.
Franchione and Hauck will reportedly be the only two candidates interviewed by Livengood. A contract for a new coach is expected to be taken to the school's Board of Regents meeting set for Wednesday.