Idaho schedules Thursday interview for Kramer

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

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.