Montana AD: Stanford to make decision soon

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Montana athletic director Jim O'Day said
he received an e-mail from Stanford's athletic director saying he
expected to make a decision on the school's next football coach on
Sunday or Monday.

Montana coach Bobby Hauck appears to still be in the running for
the job, along with former New York Giants coach Jim Fassel, San
Diego coach Jim Harbaugh and former Stanford player James Lofton.

Stanford athletic director Bob Bowlsby reportedly interviewed
Hauck and Fassel off campus last Sunday. Harbaugh was interviewed
on campus on Thursday, followed by Lofton on Friday.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Oregon defensive
coordinator Nick Aliotti and San Jose State defensive coordinator
Tom Williams have also been interviewed.

Bowlsby fired coach Walt Harris on Dec. 4 after a 1-11 season
and said he hoped to have a coach hired within two weeks.

"I just think he [Bowlsby] is going to think about it over the
weekend," O'Day told the Missoulian on Friday.

Hauck, 42, has been an assistant at Pac-10 schools UCLA and
Washington and has guided the Grizzlies to the NCAA Division I-AA
playoffs four straight seasons.

O'Day said, "Montana will lose Bobby at some point. It's just a
matter of when. It is this year, next year, or the year after