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Statesman: Montana State Coach Wants UI Job

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The last time Rob Spear hired a football coach, the Idaho athletic director struck quickly by landing Dennis Erickson. Ten months later, with Erickson off to Arizona State, Spear is hoping to replicate that speed — with better long-term results. Spear said Monday that he wants to narrow the list of interested candidates, which he characterized as “large,” to a short list of finalists by the end of the day. “We would like to have the position filled as early as we can,” Spear said during a teleconference, just hours after Erickson was introduced at Arizona State. Montana State coach Mike Kramer is likely to be on that list. Spear has asked for and been granted permission to speak with Kramer, but the 1997 Idaho alum had not heard formally from Spear as of Tuesday afternoon. “Eager wouldn’t be a good enough word,” Kramer told the Idaho Statesman. “The longer this gets drawn out, the more impact it has on my own recruiting at Montana State. We’ve been on guys for months. We can’t be twisting — Brian Murphy/Idaho Statesman.

Question: Who would you like to see land the job? Mike Kramer? John L. Smith? Other?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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