Stanford's Harbaugh hires dad for Sun Bowl

Stanford's Harbaugh hires dad for Sun Bowl

Published Dec. 16, 2009 8:25 p.m. ET

Stanford will have a second Harbaugh on the coaching staff for the Sun Bowl.

Head coach Jim Harbaugh said Thursday that he's hired his dad, Jack, to be the interim running backs coach for the Cardinal's first bowl game since 2001. He replaces Willie Taggart, who was hired last month as the head coach at Western Kentucky, his alma mater.

Jack Harbaugh has previously coached at Western Michigan and Western Kentucky, where he won a national championship in what was Division I-AA.

Stanford (8-4, 6-3 Pac-10) faces Oklahoma (7-6, 5-3 Big 12) on Dec. 30 in the Sun Bowl in El Paso.