Agent, O'Day defend Hauck to new potential employer

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UNLV could name its new head football coach as early as this evening, and UM's Bobby Hauck is one of two finalists. After Hauck interviewed in Sin City yesterday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal did some catching up with Hauck's record. All the usual items were mentioned — Hauck stonewalling student journalists, a rash of off-the-field incidents involving Griz players and past minor infractions as an assistant for Rick Neuheisel.

Hauck's friends and colleagues defended him in the report.

His agent, Michael Watkins, on bullying student reporters: "Bobby's story didn't get out because he was focused on playing games every week. It was blown out of proportion."

And UM Athletics Director Jim O'Day on other allegations: "...reporters did not do a very good job following the stories to conclusion."

I think the Kaimin and Missoulian would find those quotes as interesting as we do. Let's say this: If Hauck loses his bid to take charge of the Rebels, we'll be sure to follow-up and ask for his version of these stories.

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