Montana's Bobby Hauck, left, and former Texas A&M, Alabama, Texas Christian and New Mexico coach Dennis Franchione are the finalists for the opening at Nevada Las Vegas.
New UNLV athletic director Jim Livengood, who was hired last week, interviewed Hauck on Sunday and Franchione on Monday. A decision is expected Tuesday, with the formal announcement likely on Wednesday.
The Board of Regents has called a special meeting for Wednesday to approve contracts for Livengood and the new coach, according to Mark Anderson of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Hauck, who guided the Grizzlies to the Division I-AA title game, had a squabble this fall with the Kaimin. He stopped speaking to reporters from the student newspaper after it reported an alleged assault by two Montana players. His players also stopped talking with the newspaper.
Franchione, who has been working for ESPN Radio since being fired by Texas A&M, was involved in selling a secret email newsletter to boosters for $1,200 a year. Franchione, who was paid $2 million a year to coach the Aggies, said he used money from the newsletter to help fund his website.
The school deemed the action a secondary violation of NCAA rules and fired Franchione.