The Search for UNLV's Next Football Coach

Bobby Hauck full of confidence, wants things done his way
UNLV Athletics: Here is a view of the Rebels' new football coach from a Montana Grizzlies beat writer
Thu, Dec 24, 2009 (2 a.m.)
UNLV’s new football coach is confident, smart, articulate, dedicated and possesses a charm that makes him a top-notch recruiter.


New UNLV head football coach Bobby Hauck points to a UNLV logo on Nathan Carter's shirt as he meets with players following a news conference Wednesday at the university. Hauck had an 80-17 record at the University of Montana, where he was the head coach since 2003.
A lot is riding on you, coach Hauck
A successful sports program like football can bring in more students, more fans and even more money for a university
Thursday, December 24, 2009
UNLV President Neal Smatresk calls the school's athletic program the “front porch.” “We want people to walk up, look around and hopefully come in and visit...” he said. To spruce up its porch, UNLV hired football coach Bobby Hauck.


Stacey Hauck, wife of new UNLV head football coach Bobby Hauck, and UNLV Athletic Director Jim Livengood attend a news conference introducing the new coach at UNLV Wednesday, December 23, 2009. Hauck had a 80-17 record at Montana where he was the head coach from 2003.
New UNLV football coach, athletic director would receive bonuses for BCS appearance
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The UNLV football team hasn’t played in a bowl game since the 2000 Las Vegas Bowl. But if newly hired coach Bobby Hauck turns the program around and the Rebels reach a Bowl Champions Series game, the 45-year-old coach would receive a $100,000 bonus.


New UNLV head football coach Bobby Hauck smiles during a news conference at UNLV Wednesday, December 23, 2009. Hauck had a 80-17 record at Montana where he was the head coach from 2003.
Brother of new UNLV coach says Rebels have a winner
unlv football : Tim Hauck, an assistant with the Tennessee Titans, likely will not join brother in Las Vegas
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
One gift down, one to go. Christmas is still two days away, but the Hauck family already has opened its first football present of the holiday season. Former Montana football coach Bobby Hauck was introduced Wednesday at Thomas & Mack Center as the 10th football coach in UNLV history. And sitting 1,800 miles away in Nashville, his little brother was smiling. “I can’t stop smiling,” Tim Hauck said over the phone from the Tennessee Titans compound in Nashville. “I’m just really happy for him.”


Bobby Hauck, left, meets boosters Rich Abajian, center, and Tyler Corder during a news conference to announce Hauck's hiring Wednesday, December 23, 2009.
New coach Hauck makes good first impression
unlv football : Former Montana coach praised for energy, expects to transform UNLV program
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Bobby Hauck has been the football coach at UNLV for only one day, yet his energy and enthusiasm for the program already seems contagious. Hired as the 10th coach in program history Tuesday, the 45-year-old Hauck was full of optimism during an introductory news conference Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center.


Montana's Bobby Hauck to be named new UNLV football coach
UNLV football: Press conference scheduled for noon Wednesday to introduce 45-year-old as UNLV's 10th coach in program history
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
A source has confirmed to the Sun that 45-year-old Bobby Hauck, who coached seven seasons at Montana, will be introduced as UNLV's new head football coach Wednesday.


Hauck, Franchione set to interview for UNLV football coaching post
UNLV football: Montana coach, former Texas A&M leader will be in town Sunday and Monday, respectively
Friday, December 18, 2009
Montana coach Bobby Hauck led the Grizzlies into the Football Championship Series title game Friday night in Chattanooga, Tenn., where they finished the season 14-1 with a 23-21 loss to Villanova. He will be in Las Vegas on Sunday for an interview, while Dennis Franchione, who last coached at Texas A&M in 2007, will be in town Monday for his interview.


Jim Livengood, right, former University of Arizona athletic director, shakes hands with UNLV president Neal Smatresk during a news conference at UNLV announcing Livengood as the new UNLV athletic director Thursday, December 17, 2009.
UNLV introduces Jim Livengood as athletic director
64-year-old former Arizona AD displays hunger for new challenge
Thursday, December 17, 2009
The time zone will change, but Linda Livengood will still expect to see her husband Jim waking up each day at 4 a.m. and heading off to the office about two hours later. At his introductory press conference Thursday afternoon, new UNLV athletic director Jim Livengood, 64, answered numerous questions regarding his hunger for the new challenge after serving as the AD at Arizona for 16 years.


Luke Russell, a wide receiver from Guyer High in Denton, Texas, is one of three high school seniors who have verbally committed to the UNLV football program. He said Tuesday that his commitment is still solid.
UNLV football recruits play waiting game for new coach
Trio of players say their commitment is solid, but still taking calls from other schools
Thursday, December 17, 2009
One high school football player who verbally committed to the UNLV football team hasn't heard from anyone affiliated with the program in nearly a month. Another commit had his November recruiting trip delayed for a week, then indefinitely postponed. Still, the three high school seniors who have committed to UNLV said this week that they plan on sticking with the Rebels come national signing day Feb. 3.


Arizona athletic director Jim Livengood answers questions on Tuesday morning from the public and media at the UNLV Student Union. He is one of three finalists for the AD post at UNLV.
Livengood: 'I could see working 7, 8, 10 years'
Arizona athletic director not ready to retire, pushing for UNLV AD post
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
With a contract at Arizona expiring June 30, athletic director Jim Livengood has no intentions of riding into the Southwestern sunset yet. The last candidate to come back to UNLV to interview for the school's AD vacancy said as much Tuesday.


Former Oregon athletic director Bill Moos, a finalist for the vacant UNLV AD post, answers questions during a public forum on Monday afternoon at the Student Union.
AD hopeful Moos talks potential football success
UNLV ATHLETICS: Former Oregon AD believes Rebels program can experience quick turnaround, find solid footing
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The ranch in Valley Ford, Wash., won't go anywhere. But Bill Moos wouldn't mind turning it into a nice getaway spot as opposed to a permanent residence, which is what it currently serves as.


UNLV athletic director candidate John Johnson, currently the senior associate athletic director at Washington State, speaks to the media after a public forum.
UNLV AD candidate Johnson comes through clean at public forum
UNLV Athletics: Washington State senior associate AD candid on topic of Rebels' next football coach
Friday, December 11, 2009
In an unusual event of sorts, Washington State senior associate athletic director John Johnson — one of three finalists for UNLV's AD post — passed with flying colors Friday afternoon. The first finalist to visit campus for a final interview was available to the media and anyone else who wanted to attend and inquire in a public forum at the UNLV Student union. Two things won Johnson brownie points in the eyes of those in attendance.


UNLV head coach Mike Sanford embraces Malo Taumua after the team's 24-20 season-ending win against San Diego State on Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Assistant coaches won't have contracts renewed
unlv football: New coach will have to hustle in recruiting process to fill void
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Several assistant football coaches at UNLV were given notice Monday that their contracts won’t be renewed for the upcoming season, said Jerry Koloskie, UNLV’s interim athletic director. Koloskie said the coaches will be paid for another 60 days, but are finished with their football obligations.


Dennis Franchione is drenched during the closing seconds of his TCU team's 28-19 victory over Southern Cal in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31, 1998 in El Paso, Texas. Franchione, in one season, turned the Horned Frogs from a 1-10 WAC doormat to a perennial winner. Could he do the same for UNLV?
Franchione emerges as potential early candidate for UNLV football post
Successful history at MWC programs could carry weight for Dennis Franchione
Thursday, November 19, 2009
With the job listing still fresh on the market, UNLV interim athletic director Jerry Koloskie has been inundated with calls and e-mails from those interested in his football coaching vacancy. A source close to the situation confirmed to The Sun that one prominent figure to throw his hat into the ring early is Dennis Franchione, who most recently coached at Texas A&M.


Two paths to improvement for UNLV's football team
RON KANTOWSKI : One way, but maybe not the only way, is to spend millions more
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The hills are alive with the sound of ... well, that isn’t exactly music now, is it? It’s the cacophony of UNLV football fans suggesting cures for what has ailed the program since the advent of the face mask and two platoons.


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