LAS VEGAS (AP) - A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that UNLV has hired Montana's Bobby Hauck as its next football coach.
The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to make an official announcement Tuesday.
UNLV has announced plans to introduce its new coach at Wednesday.
Hauck went 80-17 in seven seasons with the Grizzles and led the team to three Football Championship Subdivision national title games, including last week's 23-21 loss to Villanova.
The other finalist for the UNLV vacancy was former Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione.
Hauck will replace Mike Sanford, who was fired last month after going 16-43 in five seasons with the Rebels.