MISSOULA, Mont. - One week after parting ways with Bob Stitt, the lead candidate to coach the Montana Grizzly football team next season seems to be a very familiar face.
Former Griz head coach Bobby Hauck is in Missoula this week to interview for the job.
The now 53-year-old Missoula native held an impressive 80-17 record at the helm of Montana football from 2003-2009, which included seven straight Big Sky Conference Championships.
After leaving Montana for the head coaching job at UNLV, where he remained for five seasons, Hauck has spent the last three seasons as special teams coordinator for San Diego State and has also served as an associate head coach for that program the past two years.
SDSU just wrapped up their regular season with a 10-2 record. The Aztecs have won 10 or more games all three seasons that Hauck has been with the program and will be looking to win their third straight bowl game to end this season.
Hauck also interviewed for the Griz head coaching job back in 2014 when the program chose Stitt to be Mick Delaney's replacement.