MISSOULA – This whole season feels like homecoming for Bobby Hauck. He has often commented on the joy of bringing his family back to Montana, and that includes his son Robby.
While Bobby’s return to his alma mater has re-energized the Grizzlies’ fan base, it also gave them a pretty good safety. Robby transferred after a redshirt year at Northern Arizona to join his dad’s new team, and the NCAA granted Hauck a waiver so he could play right away.
No. 17 has looked like his uncle Tim did at times in the Griz secondary, wrapping up 47 tackles through the first five games, including 17 at Cal Poly on Saturday. Robby is wearing a constant smile now that he gets to wear maroon and silver.
“It’s been awesome. It’s really been a dream come true,” said Robby. “I’ve just had so much fun. I’ve never had an experience like this before. And I’m so happy that I got to play this year.”
“For the entire family it’s been great being home,” seconded Bobby. “Having him in the locker room has been enjoyable. I don’t coach him much. That falls on some other guys. They’re bringing him along well, so it’s been good, and it’s been fun to watch him grow along with our football team.”
Montana has a 29-3 record on Homecoming in Washington-Grizzly Stadium. The Griz will look for another win versus Portland State on Saturday.