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UNLV narrows coaching search

12/22/2009

The UNLV coaching search appears to be a two-man race.

UNLV’s new athletic director Jim Livengood was supposed to interview three candidates -- Dennis Franchione, Montana coach Bobby Hauck, and former Colorado coach Gary Barnett. But according to a source, Barnett, who is in town to do radio for the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas, had his interview cancelled. He was supposed to speak with UNLV officials Monday, the day Franchione also interviewed.

Hauck was interviewed on Sunday and reportedly will reportedly have a second interview.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a decision on a new head coach could come today and a formal announcement could come Wednesday. The school reportedly doesn’t want it to conflict with tonight's MAACO Bowl Las Vegas.

The paper reported that the Board of Regents has called a special meeting for Wednesday to approve the contracts for Livengood, who was hired last week, and the new coach.