Idaho schedules Thursday interview for Kramer

Updated: December 13, 2006, 10:29 PM ET
Associated Press

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Montana State football coach Mike Kramer has an interview scheduled Thursday for the vacant head coaching position at the University of Idaho.

Kramer also spoke with Idaho athletic director Rob Spear by telephone on Tuesday.

"I have not been offered a contract," Kramer told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Wednesday. "I have not been given any parameters. I'm just being open and honest. This is not national security."

An official in Idaho's athletic department said Wednesday afternoon that an announcement on a coaching decision likely will not be made until next week.

Kramer, who grew up in Colton, Wash., and played football at Idaho, is interested in the job vacated when Dennis Erickson left to become head football coach at Arizona State.

Erickson, who was introduced Monday in Tempe, Ariz., left for ASU just 10 months after returning to Idaho, the school that gave him his first head coaching job in 1982.

Former Michigan State and Idaho head coach John L. Smith withdrew his name from consideration. Washington State defensive coordinator Robb Akey reportedly has also been interviewed.

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